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Indian Team Leaves for Johannesburg

The Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team left for Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday to take part within the much-awaited FIH Women’s Junior World Cup 2021. The marquee occasion, which acquired postponed to 2022 because of the risk of Covid-19, will start on April 1 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

This might be Junior girls’s first worldwide outing because the Chile tour in 2021, the place they remained unbeaten.

Expressing the workforce’s pleasure forward of their departure, Captain Salima Tete mentioned, “The lengthy wait lastly ends for us. We are completely excited to participate within the Junior World Cup. We acquired time to organize ourselves, we skilled with the senior workforce and I believe it would actually assist us in doing effectively within the competitors. We are actually wanting ahead to this problem and our goal is to complete on the rostrum.”

Grouped in Pool D, India will start their marketing campaign on 2nd April once they tackle Wales. Their second match might be towards Germany on third April, adopted by their final pool stage sport towards Malaysia on fifth April.

Talking in regards to the workforce’s preparedness, Salima mentioned, “Several gamers like Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Deepika, Sangita Kumari, Bichu Devi Kharibam and Ishika Chaudhary had lately made their senior workforce debuts on the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22, so we’re just about in mind set. We are in good condition and assured of doing effectively. We even acquired an opportunity to play follow matches with the senior workforce, so the coaching and preparations have been actually good. We are motivated, and will definitely give our greatest to complete on the rostrum.”

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