Ritu Rani Named Captain of Asian Games-Bound Indian Hockey Squad

The Indian women's hockey squad was picked on the basis of players' performances in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games and selection trials conducted at NIS in Patiala on August 10.

updated: September 03, 2014 13:21 IST
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Ritu Rani will lead the Indian women's hockey team in the 2014 Asian Games.


New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead a 16-member Indian women's hockey team in the upcoming Asian Games, aiming to do better than the fifth place finish it managed in the recent Commonwealth Games.

The team for the September 19 to October 4 Games in Incheon, South Korea was selected by a panel comprising BP Govinda, Harbinder Singh and Surinder Kaur along with Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans and chief coach Neil Hawgood.

Speaking ahead of the important tournament, Hawgood said, "The team has been practicing thoroughly all this while and is in its best form currently. The girls are in uplifted spirits and we expect a really high level of game from them. The women are looking forward to a tough fight against all the teams and are aiming for a top finish in the pool matches."

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