New Delhi: India`s Senior Women`s Basketball team will leave for Japan tonight to take part in the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for women in Omura-Nagasaki from August 21-28.
The Basketball Federation of India has picked a 12-member team to represent India in the tournament. Besides, four officials and two official FIBA referees would also form a part of the contingent.
Almost all the players, who represented India at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan last week, except for Harjeet Kaur who has been excluded due to an injury, are going to Japan as well.
Kaur has been replaced by Sonika Ohylan for the tournament.
The team will be led by American coach Pete Gaudet.
India have been placed in Level I of the Championship, along with champions China, hosts Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei and Lebanon.
In Level II, the teams are Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Singapore.
The team: Akanksha Singh (Delhi), Anitha Paul Durai (Indian Railways), Bharti (Indian Railways), Geethu Anna Jose (Indian Railways), Harjeet Kaur (Delhi), Kruthika Lakshman (Karnataka), Kokila Subramani (Tamil Nadu), Prashanti Singh (Delhi), Pushpa Maddu (Indian Railways), Shireen Vijay Limaye (Maharashtra), Smruthi Radhakrishnan (Indian Railways), Sonika Ohylan (Delhi).
Head Coach: Pete Gaudet
Assistant Coach: Abdul Hamid Khan.