All Indians will take part, reiterates WSH

“I am extremely happy to say that all Indian players who have signed up for the WSH will 100 per cent play in the event,” said Yannick Colaco, the chief operating officer of Nimbus, the organisers.

Colaco, after the announcement of the players draft on Monday, said WSH’s dates were scheduled as an ideal preparation for the national team ahead of next year’s Olympic qualifiers in Delhi.

“As per the dates announced earlier the camp for the pre-Olympic qualifiers was to start on January 24 and WSH ends on January 22. We had fixed the dates to prepare the Indian team for the Olympic qualifiers,” he said.

Asked about the reported threat of Pakistan Hockey Federation to stop its players from taking part in the WSH, Colaco said, “All the players who have signed up are going to play. In fact, the government has cleared their visas. Three off them are arriving on December 1 and the rest on December 5.”

Former India coach Jose Brasa said that pressure has been put on the national bodies by the FIH to change their statutes so as to force the players to seek a green signal from the federations of their respective countries if they wanted to play in tournaments overseas.

 World Seies Hockey Squads

* Bhopal:
Goalkeepers: Baljeet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh; Defenders: V R Raghunath, Baljinder Singh, Harbir Singh, Andrew Eversden, Shailendra Singh, Kangujam Suresh Singh; Midfielders: Waseem Ahmad, Casey Henwood, Alfonso Pombo, Girish Pimpale, Mohd. Sahir, David Seddon, Cheeyanna A B, Sardar Singh (Capt.); Forwards: Shivendra Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Tushar Khandekar, Sameer Dad, N Senthil Kumar, Armaan Quereshi.
Coach: V Bhaskaran.

 *Chandigarh:
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, P T Rao; Defenders: Gurjinder Singh, Mathew Phillips; Midfielders: Robert Green, Preetinder Singh Sidhu, Jiwa Mohan, Ajitesh Roy, Birender Lakra, Lloyd Stephenson, Barkat Singh, Sandeep Singh; Forwards: Rehan Butt (Capt.), Sarvanjit Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Bharat Chikara, Mohammed Amir, Sukhwinder Singh Gabbar, Sher Singh, Pramod Kumar, Jasjit Singh Kular, Ranjodh Singh, Sanawar Ali. Coach: Harendra Singh

*Chennai:
Goalkeeper: Bharat Chetri; Defender: Dhananjay Mahadik, Amit Prabhakar, Syed Imran Warsi, Chintakunta Santosh Kumar, Samir Baxla, Gauravjeet Singh; Midfielders: Brent Livermore (Capt.), Vikas Sharma, Vikram Pillay, Joseph Reardon, Amardeep Ekka, Rafeeq S M; Forwards: Veerasamy Raja, Danish Mujtaba, Dharamvir Singh, Benedikt Sperling, Peter Kelly, Adam Sinclair, S Antil, Roderik Huber, S Arumugam.
Coach: Jose Brasa.

 *Delhi:
Goalkeepers: Kamaldeep Singh, Mrinal Choubey; Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Keisham Roshan, Manjeet Kullu, Lovedeep Singh, C S Khalko; Midfielders: Gurbaj Singh, Patrick Harris, Vickram Kanth, Matias Minz, Vivek Gupta, Anand Tirkey, Martijn de Jager; Forwards: Lucas Vila (Capt.), Shakeel Abbasi, Manoj Antil, K Victo Singh, Rodrigo Vila, Rajpal Singh, Bruno Lugun.
Coach: Roelant Oltmans.

 *Karnataka:
Goalkeepers: Devesh Chauhan, Jagdeep Dayal; Defenders: Sandeep Singh, Inocent Kullu, Zeeshan Ashraf, Sandeep Singh Jr, Abhishek Singh; Midfielders: Arjun Halappa (Capt.), S K Uthappa, Ignace Tirkey, Ravipal Singh, Adnan Maqsood, Nitin Kumar, Tommy Hammond, Gursev Singh, B Nagalingaswamy; Forwards: Dhanraj Pillai, Nitin Thimmaiah, Eli Matheson, Jarnail Singh, Amar Aiyamma, Arjun Antil, Vinayak Bijwad.
Coach: Jude Felix.

* Mumbai:
Goalkeepers: Adrian D’Souza (Capt.), Sudhir Dixit; Defender: Melchior Looijen; Midfielders: Sung Min, Viren Rasquinha, Prabodh Tirkey, Devender Walmiki, Rajesh Kumar, Phelie Maguire, Conroy Remedios, Errol D’Silva; Forwards: Pedro Ibarra, Pradhan Somanna, Yuvraj Walmiki, S V Sunil, Juan Martin Lopez, Connor Grimes, G M Hariprasad, Anup Antony, Jay Karan, Joga Singh, Aijub Ekka, Shashi Topno.
Coach: Andrew Meredith.

* Pune:
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Guri, Sunny Samuel; Defenders: Rodrigo Garza (Capt.), Diwakar Ram, Sunil Yadav, Vinod Nair: Midfielders: Vikas Pillay, Vikram Yadav, Tyron Pereira, Gurpreet Singh, Amit Gowda, Alvin Alexander; Forwards: Gurvinder Singh Chandi, K Chinglensena Singh, Facundo Callioni, Bikash Toppo, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Roshan Minz, Birendra Lakra, Damandeep Singh, Alden D’Souza, Poonacha M G.
Coach: Gundeep Singh

* Punjab:
Goalkeepers: Dinesh Ekka, Sukhjeet Singh; Defenders: Maik Gunther, Harpal Singh, Prabhdeep Singh, William Xalco; Midfielders: V S Vinaya, Mathias Vila, Andreu Enrich, Imran Khan; Forwards: Prabhjot Singh (Capt.), Akashdeep Singh, Deepak Thakur, Gagandeep Singh, Steven Faaij, Karamjit Singh, Mandeep Antil, Tariq Aziz, Inderjit Singh, Gurjant Singh, Chris Seddon, Didar Singh, Prabhdeep Singh.
Coach: Rajinder Singh. 

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