The Asian Age

Manpreet is Asia’s Jr Player of Year

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New Delhi: Mid­fielder Manpreet Singh was on Mon­day named the Ju­nior

Player of the Year by the Asian Hockey Fed­er­a­tion in its Congress held in Kuala

Lumpur. The 22- year- old Manpreet cap­tained In­dia at the Ju­nior World Cup at home last year, and has played 103 in­ter­na­tional matches so far. He also skip

pered the team in the 3rd Sul­tan of Jo­hor Cup in 2013,

where In­dia clinched the ti­tle. In­dia de­feated Malaysia

3- 0 in the fi­nal, while they got past Eng­land, Ar­gentina, Pak­istan and South Korea in

the group stage. Manpreet made his in­terna

tional de­but in 2011 and since then, has been a reg­u­lar mem­ber of the se­nior

na­tional team.

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