B V Pradeep of Karnataka State Police (KSP) team will lead state team in the 66th Santosh Trophy, an annual football tournament which is contested by the Indian states and few government institutions.
This year’s edition will be held in Orissa. Karnataka is placed in Cluster V along with Nagaland, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
Karnataka will open their campaign on May 11 against Nagaland. The top team qualifies for the Quarter Final Group B, which will be played in a round-robin format along with last year’s Semi Finalist Manipur and Goa and the winner from Cluster III.
Team: Nissar (BEML), Nagendra (KSP); Ricky Joy (Postal), B V Pradeep (KSP), Chetan Kumar (Postal), Tiken Singh (8EML), Rakesh (Govt. Press), Edwin (DYSS), Ginsh (MEG), N Naveen Babu (ADE), Pandian (Postal), Rajesh sr. (BEML), Amoes (BEML), Vineet (MEG), Prakash (HAL), Deepan Thapa (MEG), Rajesh jr. (BEML), Lokeshwar Singh (MEG), Sarath Iyengar (Postal), Ngurneilal Hmar (MEG), Gopi (Postal), Stephen (BEML)
Manager: Krishnaji Rao
Pre Quarter Final Round Cluster 5 (Bhubaneswar, Orissa)
- Friday, May 11, 2012: Karnataka 5 (Ngurneilal Hmar-30', Gopi-56', 85', Arun Pondy-57', Prakash-81') Vs Nagaland 0
- Friday, May 11, 2012: Bihar 0 Vs Uttar Pradesh 1
- Sunday, May 13, 2012: Uttar Pradesh 2 (Adil Hassan Khan-8', Budhram Yadav-62') Vs Karnataka 1 (Gopi-1')
- Sunday, May 13, 2012: Nagaland 1 Vs Bihar 1
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012: Nagaland 2 Vs Uttar Pradesh 3
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012: Karnataka 5 (B Prakash[p]-39', Lokeshwar Singh-48', Deepan Thapa-49', Amoes-69', Rajesh jr.-77') Vs Bihar 0
>> UP thru to the quarter final stage
Quarter Final Round Group B (Bhubaneswar, Orissa)
- Friday, 18 May, 2012: Manipur Vs Winner Cluster III
- Friday, 18 May, 2012: Goa Vs Winner Cluster V
- Sunday, May 20, 2012: Winner Cluster III Vs Goa
- Sunday, May 20, 2012: Winner Cluster V Vs Manipur
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012: Winner Cluster III Vs Winner Cluster V
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012: Manipur Vs Goa