Charity football match for Kerala flood victims in Kolkata

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Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary former footballer I.M. Vijayan and defender Debjit Ghosh will take part in a charity match at Kalyani on Saturday to raise funds for the victims of the devastating Kerala floods.

Vijayan, who was one of the victims of the Kerala floods, will lead a Red Star team with the likes of Sandip Nandy, Jo Paul Ancheri, Alvito D’Cunha and Denson Devadas, among others.

Vijayan, who lives in the flood-hit Thrissur district, had to flee to his wife’s place after his house was inundated.

The opposition Blue Star team will be led by Debjit, along with Sangram Mukherjee, Abhjit Mondal, Dipendu Biswas, Ashim Biswas and Lalkamal Bhowmick, among others, it was announced here on Wednesday.

Kolkata-based fashion designer Agnimitra Paul has also offered her support for the cause and will be designing the jerseys for the match.

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Teams:

Red Star: I.M.Vijayan, Sandip Nandy, Dinesh Nair, M Suresh, Jo Paul Ancheri, Anit Ghosh, Alvito D’Cunha, Sasti Duley, Syed Rahim Nabi, Denson Devadas, Raman Vijayan, Dipankar Roy, Goutam Ghosh, Tushar Rakshit, Alok Das, Chetan Todi, Hemanta Dora, Chirag; Coach: Amit Bhadra.

Blue Star: Debjit Ghosh, Sangram Mukherjee, Abhjit Mondal, Deepak Mondal, Hussain Mustafi, Dulal Biswas, Soumik Dey, Basudev Mondal, Dipendu Biswas, Ashim Biswas, Lalkamal Bhowmick, Satish Bharti, Chandan Das, Amit Das, Sanjoy Machi, Soumitra Chakraborty, Satyabrata Bhowmick, Surajit Bose; Coach: Aloke Mukherjee.

–IANS

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