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Dipsan, Shilanand in Indian squad

New Delhi, July 2: Hockey India on Monday named the mens team for the Under-23 Six Nations Tournament to be held between July 14 to 21 in in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Indian team is scheduled to play a total of five round-robin matches against Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Malaysia and Netherlands. The top two teams at the end of the round-robin matches will face each other in the final whereas the remaining teams will play classification matches. The 18-member squad will be captained by defender Dipsan Tirkey, while midfielder Hardik Singh will shoulder the duties of vice-captain. Two members of the squad, Dipsan and striker Shilanand Lakra have already played for the senior national team. IANS