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Former India women’s captain dies in accident

Former Indian women’s hockey captain Shashi Bala and her son died in a road accident in Punjab on Sunday.

The 45-year-old Shashi and her 15-year-old son Agrim Thakur were fatally injured in the accident which happened at the Ropar-Nawanshahr-Phagwara area.

Shashi, who made her international debut in 1987, was a member of the national team in the 1998 women’s World Cup in The Netherlands.

She captained the national side in the women’s World Cup qualifier in Harare (Zimbabwe) in 1997.

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