Harjeet to lead India hockey squad at Sultan of Johor Cup

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| New Delhi, India | 30 Sept 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Harjeet to lead India hockey squad at Sultan of Johor Cup
Harjeet to lead India hockey squad at Sultan of Johor Cup

Midfielder Harjeet Singh will lead the 18-member Indian junior squad in their title defence at the upcoming 5th Sultan of Johor Cup to be played in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from October 11 to 18.

Eleven of the 18 players are from the states of Punjab and Haryana.

They are goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya (Haryana), defenders Vikramjit Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Santa Singh; midfielders Harjeet Singh, Santa Singh (Haryana), Simranjeet Singh and Manpreet (Haryana); and forward players Gurjant Singh (Haryana) and Parvinder Singh.

Most of the players in the current squad were part of the victorious campaign last year. It will be coached by Harendra Singh, reports INS.

The Indians will open their campaign against arch-rivals Paksitan on October 11 and will face Britain the next day. Their other first round matches will be against Argentina (October 14), Malaysia (October 15) and Australia (October 17), the report added.

 

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