Two from Odisha in Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team
Bhubaneswar: Two players from Odisha have been selected in the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team for the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament. They are midfielders Mariana Kujur and Ajmina Kujur .
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took Twitter route to congratulate both players.
“Congratulate women hockey players from Odisha, Mariana Kujur and Ajmina Kujur for making it to Indian Junior Women’s Team for the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament to be played in Ireland & matches against Belarus. Best wishes to the team,” Patnaik tweeted.
Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member Indian Junior Women’s Team for the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament in Dublin, Ireland followed by matches against Belarus to be held in Baranovichi, Belarus.
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 2019, respectively. This will be followed by the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament featuring India, Ireland, Canada and Scotland which is scheduled to be held from 31 May – 4th June 2019.
The team will then play yet another match against the Irish National Team on 6 June 2019 following which, the Indian Junior Women’s team will travel to Belarus to play five matches with the host nation’s Senior, Junior and Development teams starting 9 June 2019.
Defenders Suman Devi Thoudam and Gagandeep Kaur have been named as the captain and vice-captain of the Junior Women’s Team respectively.
Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team
Goalkeepers: Bichu Devi Kharibam, Khushboo
Defenders: Ishika Chaudhary, Suman Devi Thoudam (Captain), Priyanka, Mahima Choudhary, Simran Singh, Gagandeep Kaur (Vice-Captain)
Midfielders: Preeti, Mariana Kujur, Chetna, Ajmina Kujur, Baljeet Kaur
Forwards: Mumtaz Khan, Beauty Dungdung, Sharmila Devi, Reet, Lalrindiki