Vivek, Salima to lead junior hockey teams for the Youth Olympic qualifiers

NEW DELHI: Vivek Sagar Prasad and Salima Tete will lead the junior men’s and women’s teams respectively for the upcoming Youth Olympics qualifier starting April 25 in Bangkok.
Vivek, who is currently representing the Indian men’s team in the Commonwealth Games, will lead the a nine-member junior team, while Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem will shoulder the responsibility of vice-captain.
The team is grouped alongside Korea, Japan, Hong Kong China, and Thailand in Pool A. They will play their first match against Thailand on the opening day.
The women’s team will be led by Salima Tete with Lalremsiami serving as her deputy. The team will begin its campaign against Singapore.
Squads:
Junior Men’s Team: Goalkeeper: Prashant Kumar Chauhan
Defenders: Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Sanjay
Midfielders: Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shivam Anand, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Yashdeep Siwach
Forwards: Mohd. Alishan, Maninder Singh
Junior Women’s Team: Goalkeeper:Bichu Devi Kharibam
Defenders: Salima Tete, Ishika Chaudhary
Midfielders:Baljeet Kaur, Chetna
Forwards: Sangita Kumari, Mumtaz Khan, Deepika (Jr.),Lalremsiami. (AGENCIES)

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