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Hockey India has named the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team for the upcoming U-23 Six Nations Tournament

New Delhi:2/7/18; Hockey India has named the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team for the upcoming U-23 Six Nations Tournament to be held from 14th – 21st July 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Indian Women’s team will be playing a total of five round-robin matches against Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, Canada and Netherlands.

The tournament will see the top two teams at the end of the round-robin matches facing each other in the Final on July 21, while the remaining teams will play classification matches.

Preeti Dubey will be Captaining the 18-member team, whereas Salima Tete will shoulder the duties of Vice-Captain. The team includes goalkeepers Bichu Devi Kharibam and Khushboo, defenders Neelu Dadiya, Gagandeep Kaur, Salima Tete, Priyanka, Suman Devi Thoudam and Ishika Chaudhary; while Karishma Yadav, Mahima Choudhary, Jyoti, Mariana Kujur and Manpreet Kaur will command the midfield. Preeti Dubey will be leading the forward line along with Leelavathy Mallamada Jaya, Mumtaz Khan, Sangita Kumari and Lalrindki.

“The Indian Junior Women’s team will face a stern test in the U23 Six Nations Tournament in Belgium as they play against some of the stronger teams from around the world. These players will get a much-needed exposure and this challenge will help us in forming a wider Core Group of players for the Women’s team. It is a crucial juncture in the careers of these players as some of them will take part in their first major international tournament and will play a part in building a successful team for the future,” stated David John, Director, High Performance, Hockey India.

The Indian Women’s team will play their opening match against Ireland on July 14 at 1400hrs IST.

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