Hockey India is likely to announce a core group of 28 members for the men’s national coaching camp

Hockey India on Sunday announced a likely core group of 28 members for the national senior coaching camp, which will begin on April 21 and end on May 13 at the SAI Center in Bengaluru. The camp is important as the Indian team will look to fine-tune their preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The team returns to camp after playing a five-match Test series in Australia. After this camp, the team will travel to Belgium and London for the next two legs of the 2023-2024 FIH Hockey Pro League, where they will compete against Argentina, Belgium, Germany and Great Britain.

The core group of the national coaching camp consists of goalkeepers Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera and defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Sanjay, Sumit and Amir Ali.

The midfielders called up for the camp include Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal and Vishnukant Singh.

The list of attackers includes Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mohammed Raheel Mouseen, Boby Singh Dhami and Araijeet Singh Hundal.

Speaking about the importance of the upcoming camp, India head coach Craig Fulton said: “We want to start an important training block in this camp and we need to make sure we are in the best possible shape before we start the match. the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. We have a nice group of experienced players, along with some young players. The tour to Australia helped us realize what we need to work on and I always believe that we can work on our shortcomings and put things right before the final stage of the Pro League and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.”