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Indian women take on Malaysia in opener

Indian women's hockey team will take on Malaysia in their opening encounter of the four-nation Challenge tournament in Singapore.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2006 17:34 IST

Indian women's hockey team will take on Malaysia in their opening encounter of the four-nation Challenge tournament in Singapore starting on August 3.

The event opens with hosts Singapore taking on Malaysia followed by India clashing with Malaysia on Friday.

India, winners the last two years, then face Singapore and Japan on the following days.

Seven players from Gifu tournament which India won last month are in the present team.

The 17-member team led by goalkeeper Marita Tirkey, trained for about a fortnight at Bhopal under coach GS Bhangu, a press release from IWHF said on Wednesday.

Schedule:

Aug 3: Singapore v Malaysia

Aug 4: Malaysia v India, Japan v Singapore

Aug 5: Japan v Malaysia, Singapore v India