Three Rourkela boys make it to Jr Indian hockey team


    OST Bureau

    Bhubaneswar, Sept-4:


    Three trainees from Sports Hostel Rourkela in Sundargarh district -Tirkey (goalkeeper), Amit Rohidas (defender) and Amon Mirash Tirkey (forward) have been selected for  the Indian junior men’s Hockey squad for the third Sultan Johar Cup to be played at Johor Bahru, Malaysia from 22 to 29 September.

    Two others from same Sports Hostel , Deepsan Tirkey and Stanli Minz are in the list of  stand-bye players.

    Midfielder Manpreet Singh will lead the  18-member Indian junior  team.

    The six-nation tournament will see  Argentina, England, India, Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan battle it out on the turf for the top slots.

    India was the runners-up in the previous edition of the tournament last year.