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    Published On : Sat, Mar 22nd, 2014
    Sports News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Nageshwara Rao to lead Vidarbha in junior hockey nationals

    Nagpur News : VIDARBHA Hockey Association has announced team for the 4th Junior National Hockey Championship organised by Hockey India at Chennai from March 24. The Vidarbha team is led by Nageshwarrao Kotaru from Aurangabad.

    Rao was also part of the senior Vidarbha team that participated in the Lucknow nationals, states a press release issued by Vinod Gawai, secreatary, VHA. Vidarbha has been placed in Pool B along with Bengal, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar.

    Thirty-five teams will be participating in the nationals. The matches will be played at two venues — SDAT Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium and YMCA Nandanam Hockey Stadium.

    Participating teams are divided into two Pools – A and B. While Pool A will have 16 teams, Pool B features 19 teams.This will be Vidarbha’s maiden entry into the Hockey India’s tournament. Two more teams — Steel Plants Sports Board, Hockey Gangpur – Odisha — would be making their first appearance in the tournament.

    The team: Prashik Lanjewar, Rohit Kathoute. Inderraj Hansraj, Nageshwarrao Hansraj, Mohd Wasim Khan, Mohd Ahfaz Khan, Sumit Yadao, Sanjay Lohangare, Rakshit Sangole, Suchit Kalakoti, Nadeem Shaikh, Amit Pandey, Sohel Khan, Rizwan Shaikh, Gaurav Khuje, Riyaz Ahmad Qureshi, Shubham Zode, Imtesal Mohd Khan. Coach: Nimit Lal, Manager: Mohd Shamin.
    VIDARBHA’S MATCHES: March 24: against Bengal; March 25: Gujarat, March 26: Andaman and Nicobar; March 27: Andhra Pradesh.

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