Two Odisha Girls Named In Indian Women’s Hockey Team For Germany Tour

Bhubaneswar: Two girls from Odisha have named in the Indian Women’s Hockey Team for their Germany Tour. Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz are part of the team consisting of 18 players and 07 support staff that will leave for Germany from Bengaluru.

They will play four matches against the host nation as part of their preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The first match against the World No 3 German team is scheduled for February 27 followed by the second match on February 28. After a day’s break, the team will play again on March 2 followed by the last match on March 4.

The entire Indian contingent has undergone a Covid-19 RT-PCR Test 48 hours prior to their entry in Germany.

The team will be following all safety and health measures as advised by the respective governments of India and Germany. Further, the teams will also be following the Hockey India SOPs as available on the Hockey India website.

Indian Women’s team list as below:

GOALKEEPERS- Savita (V.C.), Rajani Etimarpu

DEFENDERS- Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur Udita, Nisha

MIDFIELDERS- Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Salima Tete, Navjot Kaur

FORWARDS- Rani (Captain), Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Sharmila Devi