Hockey India names a likely core group of 28 men for the national coaching camp

New Delhi, Apr 21: Hockey India on Sunday announced the likely 28-member core group for the senior national coaching camp scheduled from April 21 to May 31 at the SAI Center in Bengaluru.

The camp is important as India looks to refine its preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

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 2023/24 FIH Hockey Pro League, where they will face 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.

While 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, Craig Fulton, head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, said: “We want to start an important block of training in this camp and we need to ensure that we are in the best possible shape before we get started. 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 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.”