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  5 from Odisha picked for Jr Men Hockey WC
06 Nov 2021

Hockey India today named 24 players, including five from Odisha, as Core Probables Group for the FIH ockey Mens Junior World Cup, scheduled to be held at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 24 November to 5 December 2021.

The five Odisha players are: Sahil Kumar Nayak, Abhishek Lakra, Sunil Jojo, Cyril Lugun and Sudeep Chirmako. The players will report to Chief Coach Graham Reid and Coach BJ Kariappa on 7 November for the preparatory camp ahead of the prestigious quadrennial event where 16 teams from across the world will vie for top honours.  

Hosts and defending champions India are grouped in pool B along with Canada, France and Poland. The other teams in the fray include Belgium, Malaysia, South Africa and Chile in pool A, Netherlands, Spain, Korea and United States grouped in pool C while Germany, Argentina, Pakistan and Egypt in Pool D.

The Junior Mens Camp was being held in SAI, Bengaluru in a bio bubble over the past few months. With less than three weeks left for the Junior World Cup, the Core Probable Group will be vying to get used to the pitch at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium and get acclimatized ahead of the tournament.

CORE PROBABLES: Pawan, Prashant Kumar Chauhan, Sahil Kumar Nayak, Sanjay, Yashdeep Siwach, Shardanand Tiwari, Abhishek Lakra, Manjeet, Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem, Sunil Jojo, Cyril Lugun, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Vishnu Kant Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Ankit Pal, Mareeswaran Sakthivel, Uttam Singh, Maninder Singh, Araijeet Singh Hundal, Sudeep Chirmako, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Boby Singh Dhami, Prabhjot Singh.



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