Defender M Abdul Basheer is the Vice-Captain of the team and NIS Football coach Victor Manjila is the coach of the team, K P Sunny, Secretary, Kerala Football Association (KFA), told PTI over telephone.
The team has nine new players in K T Nazaz (GK), C K Jithesh and V S Anooj (Backs), T K Prasoon, K V Lalu and P Rahul (Half-Back), O K Javed, C J Renil and Jacken Sebastian.
The second phase of the coaching camp of the team was held at Thrissur from May 9 and the team selection was held today.
About 16 days coaching was held at FACT ground in Kochi from April 2 in the first phase.
Among the twenty players, six are from Kerala State Electricity Board and four from professional club Viva Kerala.
Kerala, being the semi-finalist in the last edition of the tournmanet, has been directly seeded into the quarter-finals along with Punjab, Maharashtra and Bengal.