The quarter-final league of the 19th Dutta Ray Under-21 championship will kick off tomorrow.
Teams have been divided into two groups. Group A consists of Defending Champions Punjab, Hosts Haryana, perennial contenders Goa and Delhi. Whereas, Group B consists of dark-horse Kerala, Jharkand, Meghalaya and Andhra Pradesh. Group A matches will be held in Gurgaon while Faridabad will host the Group B games.
Kerala beat traditionally strong Manipur in Cluster V in a double-legged play-off to qualify for the quarter-final league. The last time Kerala won the tournament was way back in 1995 and the current team will be looking to script their name on the honor list again.
The following are Kerala’s matches:
18th Feb 2010: vs. Andhra Pradesh
20th Feb 2010: vs. Jharkand
22nd Feb 2010: vs. Meghalaya