New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) has said 32 junior hockey players will get a monthly stipend of Rs.10,000 each. The money will come as support for the talented players to buy their equipment and help reduce the financial burden on their families, HI said in a statement.
HI will make quarterly payments from July-September quarter. Thirteen of the 32 players are members of the Indian team that won bronze in the Junior Men's Asia Cup at Malacca, Malaysia, in May.
Goalkeepers: Keshav Dutt (Haryana), Sushant Tirkey (Odisha), Naveen Kumar (Tamil Nadu)
Defenders: Chandan Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Gaganpreet Singh (Punjab), Sukhmanjit Singh (Punjab), Hans Raj (Haryana), Gagandeep Singh (Punjab), Amit Rohidas (Odisha), Sampath Kumar Maylaram (Andhra Pradesh)
Midfielders: Jatinder Singh (Punjab), Manish Bishnoi (Haryana), Jarmanpreet Singh (Punjab), Baljit Singh (Punjab), Surender Kumar (Haryana), Harjit Singh (Punjab), Rockey Lohchab (Delhi), Suresh Toppo (Odisha)
Forwards: Naveen Antil (Haryana), Talwinder Singh (Punjab), Tarandeep Singh (Punjab), Amon Mirash Tirkey (Odisha), Parvinder Singh (Punjab), Vinit Kamble (Maharashtra), Vikas Choudhary (Madhya Pradesh), Stanli Minz (Odisha), Anup Valmiki (Maharashtra), PL Thimmanna (Bangalore), Sukhdev Singh (Punjab), Mandeep Singh (Punjab), Malak Singh (Haryana), Satbir Singh (Punjab)