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Four Odisha women hockey players in national team for Asian Games

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Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
New Delhi, Sept 3:

Four women hockey players from Odisha have been included in the 16-member national team for the 17thAsian Games at Incheon in South Korea slated to begin from September 19.

(Lto R) Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz,Namita Toppo
(Lto R) Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz,Namita Toppo

The team was announced by the Hockey India here this afternoon.

The four women hockey players of Odisha are Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo and Lilima Minz.

The team would be led by captain Ritu Rani while Deepika would be the vice captain of the team.

The team is currently practicing at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi and is scheduled to leave for Incheon, South Korea, on September 13.

The team:
Savita (Goalkeeper), Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, (vice captain), Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Jaspreet Kaur, Sushila Chanu, Monika (all defenders); Ritu Rani (captain), Lilima Minz, Amandeep Kaur, Chanchan Devi Thokchom (all mid-fielders); Rani, Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur (all forwards)