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Goalkeeper Savita will captain an 18-strong Indian women’s hockey team

Newdelhi:27/3/19:Goalkeeper Savita will captain an 18-strong Indian women’s hockey team for the five-match series against Malaysia starting from 4th of next month.

Hockey India announced on Wednesday that Savita will stand in for regular skipper Rani Rampal, who is nursing an injury.

The eight-day tour to Kuala Lumpur will have defender Deep Grace Ekka as Savita’s deputy.

In the absence of Rani, experienced Namita Toppo and dragflicker Gurjit Kaur, chief coach Sjoerd  Marijne said, it would be an opportunity for the youngsters to strengthen their future prospects.

Rajani Etimarpu has joined the squad as the second goalkeeper.

About Ashok Palit

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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