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Men Hockey Team announced for Asian Champions Trophy

New Delhi: Men's national Hockey team with young faces, has been announced today for the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy to be held at Kakamigahara, Japan from 2-10 November 2013. According to media release 18 players
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India TV Sports Desk 28 Oct 2013, 02:06 PM IST
New Delhi: Men's national Hockey team with young faces, has been announced today for the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy to be held at Kakamigahara, Japan from 2-10 November 2013.

According to media release 18 players with 6 standbys have been chosen during the selection trials conducted at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on 9-10 October 2013.

Hockey India Secretary General Dr. Narinder Batra said “With the Indian Junior team preparing for the forthcoming Junior Men Hockey World Cup to be held in New Delhi, the Asian Champions Trophy gives us an opportunity to allow our junior players to showcase their skills and gain experience in the international environment.

Out of the 18 players selected for the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy 13 were part of the Indian Junior Team that won the title of recently concluded 3rd Sultan of Johar Cup in Malaysia.

India is the runners-up as they lost to Pakistan 4-5 in the high voltage clash final of the 2nd Champions Trophy 2012. In 2011, India won the first edition of Asian Champions Trophy defeating Pakistan 4-2 via penalty shootout.

The other participating teams in the 2013 tournament are China, Japan, Malaysia, Oman and Pakistan.
India will open its campaign against China on 2 November 2013 followed by matches against Japan, Oman, Pakistan and Malaysia on 3 November, 5 November, 7 November and 8 November 2013 respectively.

The 18 member squad will be captained by midfielder Manpreet Singh while midfielder Kothajit Singh will be the Vice-Captain.
List of players is as under-

GOAL KEEPERS
1.  Sushant Tirkey
2.  Harjot Singh
 
DEFENDERS
3.  Gurjinder Singh
4.  Amit Rohidas
5.  Surender Kumar
6.  Sukhmanjit Singh
7.  Pardeep Mor
 
MIDFIELDERS
8. Prabhdeep Singh
9.  Manpreet Singh (Captain)
10.  Satbir Singh
11.  Harjeet Singh
12.  Imran Khan
13.  Kothajit Singh (Vice- Captain)
 
FORWARDS
14.  Malak Singh
15.  Mandeep Singh
16.  Talwinder Singh
17.  Akashdeep Singh
18.  Ramandeep Singh
 
STANDBYES
1.  Jagdeep Dayal– Goalkeeper
2. Gagandeep Singh- Defender
3. Jarmanpreet Singh- Defender
4. Lalit Upadhyay- Midfielder
5. Affan Yousuf- Forward
6. Amon Mirash Tirkey- Forward

 
   
 

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