Karnataka's Sanjana to lead India U-16

Karnataka's Sanjana to lead India U-16

Karnataka’s Sanjana Ramesh will lead the Indian team in Division ‘B’ of the FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asia Cup basketball championships here. The assistant coach of the Indian side, Anitha Paul Durai, informed that the 16-year-old, who will also be making her India debut at the meet, will lead the side.

Sanjana has captained the State side at the Youth National Championships in July. The Beagles player led the team to the final where they went down to Tamil Nadu 53-70. Another Karnataka girl Grishma Niranjan is also part of the 12-member squad.

Meanwhile, preparations for the championship are in full swing. The home players had a training session at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium. The tournament will be formally inaugurated on Saturday. The matches begin on Sunday.

Squad: Sanjana Ramesh (captain), Vaishnavi Yadav, Neha Karwa, Monica Jayakumar, Sreekala Rani, Riya Baliyan, Khushi Sanjay Dongre, Pushpa Senthilkumar, Asmat Taunque, Ann Mary Zachariah, Elijabeth Ekka, Grishma Niranjan. Coach: Zoran Visic; Asst coach: Anitha Paul Durai.

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