Indian men’s hockey camp to begin from January 5


After a three-week break, a 33-member Indian men’s hockey core possible group, together with skipper Manpreet Singh and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, will return to the nationwide camp scheduled to begin in Bengaluru from Tuesday.

The camp will happen on the Sports Authority of India campus and the core group will endure a compulsory quarantine interval earlier than re-starting coaching as per SAI and Hockey India SOPs.

“I expect the players to return feeling fresh both mentally and physically after this three-week break,” chief coach Graham Reid was quoted as saying in a Hockey India launch.

“In our previous National Camp, we hit desirable numbers in various parameters including the Yo-Yo Test. Our aim will be to up the ante in the current camp and be prepared for forthcoming competition.”

The Indian men’s hockey crew had been coaching from August to December 12 final yr.

While the Indian girls’s crew will head to Argentina to play an eight-match sequence towards the hosts this month, HI has been in talks with completely different nations to organise a tour for the men’s aspect as nicely.

The Indian men’s crew performed its final worldwide match towards Australia on February 22 final yr on the FIH Hockey Pro League.

Core Probable List:

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan B Pathak,Suraj Karkera

Defenders: Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilam Sanjeep Xess.

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Jaskaran Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad.

Forwards: SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Ramandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Gurjant Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Shilanand Lakra.


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