Danish Mujtaba named India captain for Azlan Shah meet

Highest goal-scorer of Hockey India League, drag-flicker Sandeep Singh was once again seen in the list of standbys for the event next month.

updated: February 06, 2013 15:33 IST
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New Delhi: Experienced forward Danish Mujtaba was on Wednesday named captain of the Indian hockey team for the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Invitational Tournament even as senior drag-flicker Sandeep Singh was relegated to the standbys list for the March 6 to 17 event in Malaysia.

Hockey India selector Syed Ali, chief coach Michael Nobbs and Exercise Physiologist Jason Konrath alongwith Government Observer Harbinder Singh selected the list of 18 players with eight standbys on the basis of their recent performance in the ongoing inaugural season of Hero Hockey India League.

Sandeep, who is the top goal-scorer in the HIL, had been named a standby in the squad for the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 to be held in New Delhi from February 18 to 24.

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