Two Odia hockey players dropped from Kalinga Lancers

Bhuabneswar: Two Odia hockey players Prabodh Tirkey and Manajit Kulu were dropped from Kalinga Lancers, which is playing Hockey India Legaue, on fitness grounds.

Sources said eight players of Kalinga Lancers were called to Kalinga Stadium here for fitness test on October 25.

The management of the team on November 5 informed four players out of the eight players about its decision to drop them in emails.

Tirkey, who is captain of Kalinga Lancers, questioned the way the fitness test was done without notice two and half months before the tournament. According to him, the test should be done 30 days before the match.