Bhubaneswar, 25th June, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): Dipsan Tirkey, Odisha’s promising defender be will leading Junior Indian National Men’s team for the upcoming Eur-Asia Cup in Russia and a six match tour of England next month.
The Eur-Asia Cup will be held from July 9 in Yekatarinberg in Russia while the England tour kicks off on July 22, Hockey India announced while naming drag flicker Varun Kumar as Dipsan’s deputy for both the tournaments.
Apart from Tirkey, another Odia player Nilam Sanjeeb Xess will be included in the team.
The team will consist of Suraj Karkera & Kishan B. Pathak as Goalkeepers; Dipsan Tirkey (Captain), Varun Kumar (Vice Captain), Hardik Singh, Vikramjit Singh, Gurinder Singh & Nilam Sanjeep Xess as the Defenders; Nilkanta Sharma, Sumit, Santa Singh, Manpreet & Shamsher Singh will be playing as Midfielders and finally Gurjant Singh, Ajay Yadav, Parvinder Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Ajit Kumar Pandey will be playing as Forwards.
The team anticipates to give enough exposure to the likes of talented youngsters like Santa Singh and Parvinder Singh keeping in mind the junior World Cup in Lucknow later this year.