Bhubaneswar, May 22 (LocalWire): Two players from the state have been selected in the Indian junior women’s hockey team for Cantor Fitzgerald U21 tournament.
Hockey India announced the names of Mariana Kujur and Ajmina Kujur in the 18-member squad for the International 4-Nations Tournament scheduled from 31 May to 4 June in Dublin, Ireland followed by matches against Belarus to be held in Baranovichi, Belarus.
The Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament features India, Ireland, Canada and Scotland.
The Indian team will first travel to Dublin, Ireland, where they will play a match each against the Irish national team and Canada junior women’s team on 28 May and 29 May, respectively, Hockey India said in a release on Tuesday.
The Indian junior women’s team will be captained by Suman Devi Thoudam and vice-captained by Gagandeep Kaur. Bichu Devi Kharibam and Khushboo have been selected as the goalkeepers, while defenders Ishika Chaudhary, Priyanka, Mahima Choudhary, Simran Singh will join Suman Devi Thoudam and Gagandeep Kaur in the backline.
Midfielders Preeti, Mariana Kujur, Chetna, Ajmina Kujur and Baljeet Kaur will command the mid-field for India, while the forward-line will feature Mumtaz Khan, Beauty Dungdung, Sharmila Devi, Reet and Lalrindiki.
‘I am sure both the tours will help our players gaining further experience of playing quality teams at a high intensity. I am looking forward to seeing our team excel in foreign conditions,’ said Baljeet Singh, the coach of the team.