NEW DELHI: A 16-member Indian athletics team, led by top sprinter Dutee Chand, will on Saturday depart for China to participate in the three-leg Asian Grand Prix 2017.
The first two legs of the AGP 2017 will be held in the Chinese cities of Jiaxing and Jinhua on April 24 and April 27, respectively, while the third and final leg will be held at Chinese Taipei on April 30.
Men's 400m national record holder Mohammed Anas and Poovamma Raju, 2014 Incheon Asian Games women's 400m bronze medallist, will join rest of the team for the last-leg of the competition in Chinese Taipei at a later stage.
Both Anas and Poovamma have not got visas for China.
Meanwhile, 17-year old high jumper Tejaswin Shankar, has sustained a back injury last week and is dropped from the China-bound Indian team.
Dutee and Reena George will represent India in women's 100m, with Vidyasagar Siddarajanayaka turning out in men's 10m race.
Tintu Luka will be there in women's 800m, and Manpreet Kaur will represent the country in shot put.
Neeraj Chopra and Ravinder Singh will turn out in men's javelin throw, with Rakesh Babu in triple jump.
Neena Varakil and Jinu Maria will represent India in long jump and high jump, respectively.