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Local players volunteering in Hockey World League
Sportslogon Team November 25th 2017

Bhubaneswar : For Nilam Sanjeep Xess, 18-year-old fullback from Sundargarh district, volunteering at the upcoming Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 also means that he gets to watch and follow top international teams from close quarters.

Nilam is not new to international hockey. He was the skipper of the Indian U18 Men’s Team that won the U18 Men’s Asia Cup in 2016. He was also part of the India ‘A’ Team that participated at the Australian Hockey League in Perth. With the Season Finale being played in his home state, he was more than excited to volunteer for the event.

Nilam will be among the 200 plus volunteers who have been engaged to ensure smooth operations during the prestigious event. “It is great pride that such a big event is happening in my home state. Though during the Hockey India League, I have played with many of the players who will be here for the event, to watch them turn up for their national teams will be a different experience.

Like Nilam, four other state players Binit Ekka (18), left half for the state team, Ashwin Kujur (18) forward, Chandrakant Barik (20) fullback and Ashok Lakra (20) forward will be volunteering at the event.

Biswa Ranjan Sarangi (39) who officiated as a Judge at the recently held Hero Men’s Asia Cup also from Bhubaneswar will be associated with the event as volunteer. He will be joined by national umpire Rajen Ekka and Nishan Jyoti Mohanty (31) as volunteer. “It is a proud moment that the world’s top teams will be here in my native to play this event. I would like to use whatever knowledge I have in hockey in my volunteer duties and this experience will certainly help me understand further the intricacies of hosting a big event,” stated Sarangi. .
This news was added and updated on : November 25th 2017
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