Bhubaneswar: Two hockey players from Odisha – Mariana Kujur and Ajmina Kujur – are part of the 18-member Indian Junior Women’s Team for the upcoming Cantor Fitzgerald U-21 International 4-Nations Tournament in Dublin, followed by matches against the host nation in Belarus.
Taking to the microblogging site, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted best wishes to these two players and Team India.
Congratulate women hockey players from #Odisha, Mariana Kujur and Ajmina Kujur for making it to Indian Junior Women’s Team for the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament to be played in Ireland & matches against Belarus. Best wishes to the team #OdishaForSports https://t.co/qBSWSJVaap
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 21, 2019
Hockey India named the squad on Tuesday.
The team will first travel to Dublin, Ireland, where they will play a match each against the Irish National team and Canada Junior Women’s team on May 28 and May 29, respectively. This will be followed by the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations Tournament featuring India, Ireland, Canada and Scotland which is scheduled to be held from May 31 – June 4.
The team will then play yet another match against the Irish National Team on June 6 following which, the Indian Junior Women’s team will travel to Belarus to play five matches with the host nation’s Senior, Junior and Development teams starting June 9.