Chennai, Nov 18: Kapil Dev will lead the Indian
volleyball men's team in the 15th Asian Games at Doha with
Siva Rajan as Libero.
India seeded in the second round along with Thailand will
play its first match on December 4 while the event in the
games starts on November 26 for 13-teams in the first round
qualification matches. Of this 13 teams, eight will qualify for
the second round ties to be held before the quarterfinals, a
press release from K.Murugan, Secretary, Volleyball Federation
of India, said.
India finished third for bronze when volleyball was
introduced in the games in 1958 at Tokyo and then went on
improve its performance for a silver in the next games in
After returning empty handed from the next five games,
India finished behind China and Korea for a bronze in the
1986 games in Seoul and have not been able to finish among
medal winners since then.
In the last games in Busan, India finished fifth behind
Korea, Iran, Japan and China.
Following is the team for Doha Games: K.J.Kapil Dev
(capt.), Yejju Subba Rao, Mandeep Singh, Siva Rajan (Libero),
M.N.Vikram, G.Pradeep, Tom Joseph, Jitender Singh, R.Rajeev,
Sanjay Kumar, Balwinder Singh and P.S.Srikanth and Augusto
Jose Sabbatini (chief coach) and Chander Singh (asst. coach)
and Karumullah (trainer).