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Three odia players have been named for the upcoming 8th Sultan of Johor Cup

New Delhi19/9/18:: Hockey India today announced  Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team comprising of 18 members, in which three odia players have been named for the upcoming 8th Sultan of Johor Cup scheduled from Oct 6-13 at Johor Bahru in Malaysia.

Shilanand Lakra, Suman Beck and Pankaj Kumar Rajak of Odisha have been selected in the team for the tournament.

The Indian team will be led by Defender Mandeep Mo while Shilanand Lakra will shoulder the duties of Vice-Captain in forward line.

Similarly, Pankaj Kumar Rajak was added to the team as goalkeeper while Suman Beck will play as the defender.

The Indian team is scheduled to play a total of five round-robin matches against Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and Great Britain. The top two teams at the end of the round-robin matches will face each other in the Final on October 13 whereas the remaining four teams will play classification matches.

The Indian team will play their opening match against Malaysia at 18.05 hrs (IST) on Oct 6.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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