Press Trust of India LucknowFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 19:23 IST India A will tested by a strong French A team (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will play France in the opening game in Lucknow on FridayThe two teams will travel to Gorakhpur for the second match on February 10They will return to Lucknow for the 3rd and 4th matches on Feb 12 and 13 respectivelyThe India ‘A’ women’s hockey team will look to gain much needed exposure when it takes on France ‘A’ in the opening match of four-game series in Lucknow on Friday.The Indian team, led by skipper Salima Tete, comprises of players from the Indian Development Women’s Core Group and will look to put their skills to test against a France side who have a mixture of youth and experience in their 21-member squad.”We are all very excited to be playing at home in Lucknow and Gorakhpur against a French team who will give us tough competition in the four Matches,” said India ‘A’ women’s hockey team coach Baljeet Singh.”These matches will help us in developing these players to play together as a unit, and to understand the different strategies that we want to implement.”The fact that we are playing in-front of home support makes it even more exciting for the girls as it will be a proud moment for them.”Singh said playing such matches will help in the development of the players.”When it comes to the junior teams, we have limited competitions throughout the year so I welcome the move from Hockey India and the French Hockey Federation to play bilateral matches,” said the Indian coach.India ‘A’ Women’s Team will be embarking on a new journey from 8th February 2019 when they host visitors @FF_Hockey in Lucknow. Here’s a look at the schedule! #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/oVkFeayBEAHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 6, 2019Coach of the India ‘A’ Women’s Team, Baljeet Singh, is optimistic about the upcoming tournament as it will prove to be a great platform for budding players. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/YzIt1o5RmsadvertisementHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 7, 2019″Such initiatives will help us in implementing different tactics and combinations that we practice during camps, and gives us the opportunity to develop these players for bigger challenges.”After the opening match, the two teams will travel to Gorakhpur for the second match on February 10. They will then return to Lucknow to play the third and fourth matches on February 12 and February 13 respectively.Also Read | India bids to host men’s or women’s hockey World Cup in 2023For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow India women’s hockey teamFollow India vs France India A women’s hockey team to face France A in four-match seriesThe A team of India will face France A in a four-match Test series with matches being played in Lucknow and Gorakhpur starting from Fridayadvertisement Next
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London: England pacer James Anderson will be looking to work his way back to the top of the ICC rankings when the Three Lions take on Ireland in their one-off Test at Lord’s from Wednesday. Anderson, who was overtaken by South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada in November last year and subsequently by the present number one Pat Cummins of Australia, is ranked second and has a chance to bridge the 16-point gap in the one-off Lord’s Test before featuring in a potential direct contest with Cummins in the subsequent Ashes series. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Anderson’s teammate Stuart Broad (19th) will be looking to retain a top-20 place, which he has maintained since 2009, while Moeen Ali (25th, 621 points) is only 12 points behind his best ever rating points achieved in August 2017. Test skipper Joe Root is the highest-ranked batsman on either side in sixth place while Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler are in 26th and 27th places, respectively. In the ICC Test ream rankings, England will remain in fourth position and on 105 points if they win the match but will go down to 104 in case of a draw and to 102 should they suffer a loss. Ireland will gain 13 points with a draw and 30 if they win, but will still need to play another five matches for a full ranking.
The principal, duty principal and an office assistant of a school in Pollonaruwa have been arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery Or Corruption (CIABOC).Director, Investigations, Priyantha Chandrasiri said that they were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs. 7500 inside the school. Chandrasiri said that the duty principal and office assistant of the school had obtained the bribe on behalf of the principal to admit a child to the school. He said that the arrest was made following investigations conducted on a complaint the Commission had received. The principal, duty principal and office assistant are to be produced before a Magistrate in Pollonaruwa. (Colombo Gazette)