NEW DELHI, November 19: Hockey India Selection Committee has decided to prune down the list of Junior Women Core Group probables to 33 players during the two-day selection trials which concluded at the Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium and Mayur Park Stadium at Bhopal on 10 November.
Hockey India Selectors B.P Govinda, Savitry Purty and Surender Kaur alongwith Government Observer Harbinder Singh, Chief Coach Neil Hawgood and Coach Narinder Saini tested the fitness and performance of all players during the trials before pruning down the list of core probables to 33 in preparations for the FIH Junior Women World Cup 2013.
India has already qualified for FIH Junior Women World Cup 2013 by winning a silver medal at the recent Junior Women Asia Cup. The FIH Junior Women World Cup will be held in Germany during July 2013. The coaching camp as part of the preparations for the World Cup is already underway at SAI Centre, Bhopal which commenced on 27 October 2012.
List of 33 Probables is as under-
Goalkeepers: Bigan Soy, Sanarik Chanu, Sukhmani Virk, Inderpreet Kaur
Defenders: Apoorva Vishwarkarma, Sandeep Kaur, Sushila Chanu, Dibya Kerketta, Manjit Kaur, Navdeep
Midfielders: Rukmani Dodray, Anju Dhiman, Nikki Pradhan, Manmeet Kaur, Renuka Yadav, Gurjit Kaur, Jyoti Sharma, Pooja Rani, Teena
Forwards:. Muthamma Paura, Surabhi Pradhan, Anima Minz, Pratibha Chaudhary, Jaswinder Kaur, Malkeet Kaur, Sabnam Lakra, Hardeep Kaur, Reena Khokhor, Ritusha Arya, Jyoti Gupta, Anu Bala, Neha Goyal, Navneet Kaur