Baljit asked to join Natl hockey camp

Baljit asked to join Natl hockey camp

Baljit has got a letter from Hockey India to join the national camp to select players for international tournaments, including the Champions Trophy here in December.

“I am very happy to have been called for the camp. I have completely recovered from the eye injury. The couple of tournaments I have played in the domestic circuit have given me enough confidence.

“I hope I get the chance to do well for the country and for myself,” Baljit said on Tuesday.
Asked about the current impasse between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation over the merger issue, Baljit said it would be better for the players if the two federations form a unified body.

“For a player, it does not matter under whose banner he is playing, HI or IHF. For us, we want to play as many international matches as possible,” he said.

“But, it will be good if HI and IHF are merged. In that case players will not have to face pressure,” he said.

In a severe blow to his career, Baljit had suffered a serious injury to his right eye during a training session at a national camp in Pune in 2009.

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