Bhubaneswar: Two Odia girls have secured a berth in the Indian Women’s Hockey Team for their Germany Tour where they will play four matches against the host nation as part of their preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz are part of the team consisting of 18 players and 07 support staff that will leave for Germany from Bengaluru where they are currently housed in SAI, Centre for National Coaching camp.
Congratulate women hockey players from #Odisha, Deep Grace Ekka & Lilima Minz for making it to the Indian team for the four match series against Germany. Best wishes to the team. https://t.co/OWsCz5sJ9J
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 23, 2021
The first match against the World No.3 German team is scheduled for February 27 followed by the second match on February 28. After a day’s break, the team will play again on March 2 followed by the last match on March 4.
The entire Indian contingent has undergone a Covid-19 RT-PCR Test 48 hours prior to their entry in Germany.
The team will be following all safety and health measures as advised by the respective governments of India and Germany. Further, the teams will also be following the Hockey India SOPs as available on the Hockey India website.
Indian Women’s team list as below:
DEEP GRACE EKKA
GURJIT KAUR UDITA
SUSHILA CHANU PUKHRAMBAM