Calcutta: Defending champions East Bengal on Wednesday left for Siliguri to play in the group stage of the IFA Shield. Alvito D’Cunha has returned from injury to join the 19-member squad. East Bengal are clubbed with Eastern Railway and Wari AC in the group. The red-and-gold brigade’s first match is on Sunday.
THE SQUAD — Sandip Nandy, Sangram Mukherjee; Sur Kumar Singh, Mahesh Gawli, M. Suresh, Dipak Mondal, Debjit Ghosh; Sasthi Duley, Chandan Das, Dipankar Roy, S. Malswamtluange, Alvito D’Cunha, Suley Musah, Douglas da Dilva, Sujoy Dutta, Bijen Singh, Subhashish Chakraborty, Surya Bikash Chakraborty, K. Kulothungan.