Monday, September 21, 2009

India finally grow up...

Published by: Sudhir Kumar
Published: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 at 16:37 IST
Bhopal: The selection trials for the under-18 Men's Indian Hockey team for the Asia Cup, has re-started at the Regional Centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) here.
"The final selection trials re-started yesterday and will continue till this evening," under-18 Men's Indian Hockey team Chief Coach A K Bansal told PTI today.
He said that the selection was being done under the six member committee of Hockey India headed by former Indian Hockey team skipper Ajitpal Singh and includ hockey Olympian Jaffar Iqbal and former Indian Women's Hockey captain Madhu Yadav.
After 30 players - 10 in reserve are chosen, a 50-day camp will be put up for the team before it plays the Asia Cup Hockey Championship in Myanmar from November 14 to November 22, officials said.
In the first week of this month, the selection trial of the under-18 Men's team had got embroiled in a controversy and was deffered after 48 players out of the total of 53 picked up after initial selections trials were found overage in digital bone x-ray tests carried out on them.
Under the trials underway, the players have been asked to bring their digital bone x-ray tests, which are going to be cross-checked, a source close to the selectors said.