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New Delhi: Members of the Indian women's hockey team, Poonam Rani and Chanchan Devi have achieved the rare feat of featuring in 100 international games for the country. The two forwards now have to their credit 100 international caps. While Poonam completed her 100th international match during the Indian eves European Tour against Ireland last week, Chanchan achieved the feat during India's opening match of the Champions Challenge 1 in Scotland against Korea on Sunday. Poonam, hailing from Hisar in Haryana, made her India debut in 2009, and since then has not looked back. She was a member of the FIH Junior World Cup in USA in the same year. In 2010 Poonam was part of the team playing Test matches against Japan, China and New Zealand and her performance yet again helped her to represent the country in the Women Asian Champions Trophy in Korea as well as FIH Women's World Cup which was played in Argentina, Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Asian Games in China. Since then Poonam has represented India in almost every tournament that the country has played. She was also part of the team that won the historic bronze medal in the FIH Junior Women's World Cup last year in Germany and third Women Asian Champions Trophy 2013 in Japan, where India won silver medal. Chanchan, who comes from Manipur, also made her debut in 2009 with the seventh Asia Cup in Thailand followed by FIH Champions Challenge in Russia later that year. In 2010, she represented the country in the Women's Champions Trophy in Korea, FIH Women's World Cup in Argentina, Commonwealth Games in India and Asian Games in China. In 2013, Chanchan was part of World League Round 2 in Delhi, World League Round 3 in Rotterdam, eighth Women's Asia Cup in Malaysia where the team bagged bronze and the third Women's Asian Champions Trophy in Japan where the team won silver. Hockey India congratulated both the players for making the country proud with their contributions.

After Paul Scholes, former Real Madrid star Michel Salgado joins Premier Futsal

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After Paul Scholes, former Real Madrid star Michel Salgado joins Premier Futsal

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Australia have to work on despite beating West Indies in tri-series final, feels Steve Smith

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Cancer survivor Vicky Duval emotional on Wimbledon return after illness

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