SPORT

Tirkey to lead

NEW DELHI, MARCH 24. Prabhodh Tirkey will lead the 18-member Indian under-21 team in the six-nation invitational hockey tournament in Kuala Lumpur from March 27 to April 3. India plays Korea in its opening match on Sunday. England, Malaysia, Germany and Pakistan are the other teams in the competition.

The team:

Adrian D'Souza, Sreejesh, Avtar Singh, Sandeep Singh, Ajmer Singh, V.S. Vinay, Prabodh Tirkey (capt.), Senthil, Vikram Kant, Vivek Gupta, Gurbaj Singh, Nitin Kumar, Tushar Khandkar, Hari Prasad, Birender Lakra, Ajitesh Rai, Adam Sinclair and Anup Kullu.

Officials: Harendra Singh (chief coach), Clarence Lobo and Edgar Mascarenhas (coaches), Saju Joseph (trainer).

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