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EurAsia Cup: Jeev Milkha Singh appointed Chinese Liang Wen-chong as Team Asia vice-captain

Jeev roped in former Asia No. 1 Wen-chong for the EurAsia Cup to be held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from January 15-17. Wen-chong is former Asia No. 1 and winner on many tours. (Getty Images)

Jeev roped in former Asia No. 1 Wen-chong for the EurAsia Cup to be held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from January 15-17. Wen-chong is former Asia No. 1 and winner on many tours. (Getty Images)

Jeev roped in former Asia No. 1 Wen-chong for the EurAsia Cup to be held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from January 15-17. Wen-chong is former Asia No. 1 and winner on many tours.

Chandigarh: Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh roped in former Asia No. 1 Liang Wen-chong of China as his vice-captain for the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM to be held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from January 15-17.

Jeev had invited Liang to join him as a vice-captain and the Chinese superstar accepted it, much to the delight of the Indian ace.

Jeev believes Liang, a winner on both the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour, will provide strong support to him and the 12 playing members when they face a Darren Clarke-led Team Europe in the Ryder Cup-styled event.

"I am delighted to announce that Liang has accepted my invitation to be my vice-captain for the EurAsia Cup," said Jeev, who is himself a former two-time Asian Tour No. 1.

"Liang is widely respected by his peers in Asia and Japan and knows all our team members well. He will certainly add value to our team set-up. I will be counting on him to provide feedback on how my team members are playing and also on our team strategies and partnerships.

"Liang has always been known for his fighting qualities and never-say-die attitude on the golf course and I'm hoping this will positively impact Team Asia in our goal to win the EurAsia Cup. I believe we now have the ideal team make-up to achieve this goal."

Liang, 37, became China's first Asian Tour order of merit champion in 2007 and has three career titles there. He also won his first tournament on the Japan Golf Tour this season.

The Chinese star said: "It is an honour to be appointed the vice-captain of Team Asia and I would like to thanks captain Jeev for his faith and belief in me. I have known Jeev for a while now and I have the utmost respect for him as a competitor and now as Team Asia captain for the EurAsia Cup.

"I watched the first EurAsia Cup which ended in a 10-10 draw in 2014 and it was very exciting. I aim to contribute as much as I can to the team's cause and I am confident of Team Asia's chances."

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