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Suffolk Olympians George Pinner and Harry Martin picked to represent England in Malaysia

George Pinner in action. Picture: 
FFU PRESS AGENCY/FRANK UIJLENBROEK

George Pinner in action. Picture: FFU PRESS AGENCY/FRANK UIJLENBROEK

Frank Uijlenbroek

Suffolk Olympians George Pinner and Harry Martin have been named in the England squad for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh in Malaysia.

Harry Martin celebrates scoring for Great Britain during the Rio Olympics in 2016. Picture: PA SPORT Harry Martin celebrates scoring for Great Britain during the Rio Olympics in 2016. Picture: PA SPORT

The duo, who won bronze with England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, will be key members of the English squad as they use the event to build towards this year’s Commonwealth Games in April.

Australia, India, Ireland, Argentina and hosts Malaysia make up the other sides competing in Malaysia between March 3 and 10. Great Britain, featuring a number of England players, won the event last year.

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England head coach Bobby Crutchley said: “We are very excited to head out to Malaysia for the tournament with very fond memories from Great Britain’s victory last year.

“The standard of the opposition is very high which will give us strong tests as we build towards the Commonwealth Games in April.”

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