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Adrian to lead Jr World Cup hockey team

June 14, 2005 23:03 IST

Goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza will lead India in the men's Junior World Cup hockey tournament at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from June 29 to July 10.

Prior to the tournament, the team will participate in a four-nation tournament at Bilboe, Spain, from June 17-19 and train in Germany for a week, the Indian Hockey Federation said in a statement on Tuesday.

Besides India, Holland, Chile and hosts Spain will compete in the four-nation championship.

The Indian team, which won the last edition of the World Cup at Hobart in 2001, had a 40-day intensive training camp at Hyderabad and will depart to Bilboe from New Delhi on Wednesday.

The team:

Goalkeepers: Adrian D'Souza, Sreejesh P

Full backs:  William Xalxo, Ajmer Singh, Sandeep Singh.

Midfielders: Vinay V.S., Vivek Gupta, Dhananjay Mahadik, Senthil, Vickram Kanth, Navpreet Singh.

Forwards: Nitin Kumar, Adam Sinclair, Hari Prasad, Ajitesh Roy, Birender Lakra, Tushar Khandkar, V Raja.

Chief coach: Harendra Singh

Asst coach: Clarence Lobo

Physical trainer: Saju Joseph

Doctor: Dr. Ravindra Kumar

Manager: Pratap Satpathy

Umpire: Raghu Prasad