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Indian women's team reaches Myanmar for Olympic qualifiers

IANS  |  Yangon (Myanmar) 

The Indian women's team arrived here late on Tuesday evening to compete for a place in the second round of the 2020

"Being away from home and one's family on festivals can be a little difficult for the players, especially the younger ones. However, our team is also one big family and we hope to have a small celebration in the team hotel on Diwali," said.

"Diwali is the and keeping that in mind, I hope the girls can light up with their and reach the next round of the Olympic Qualifiers."

Playing away from home is always a daunting task but the weather conditions here will come to the aid of the Indian team, according to the

"The conditions in are favourable for us. The girls are used to playing in such weather and the training camp that we had in had us play in the same conditions as well," Rocky said.

Team India will take on in their opening clash on Thursday, which will be followed by matches against (November 11) and hosts (November 13).



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 21:54 IST