Hockey camp to begin from Saturday

Hockey camp to begin from Saturday

The men’s hockey preparatory camp, comprising 48 probables, for the forthcoming FIH Hockey World League Semifinal will begin from Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

The camp will run till June 9 ahead of the World League, scheduled from June 20 to 5 July, at Antwerp, Belgium. The list of probables, which includes young faces like goalkeeper Akash Chikte and Arpit Chaudhary, will be pruned down to 33 after a week’s training.

“It is nice to see new boys getting a chance to prove their worth and potential. Each new player identified on the list has been picked up because of their performance during the Hockey India National Championship and given a chance to further refine their skills and experience,” said Hockey India's High Performance Director, Roelant Oltmans.

The team recently won the four-match series against Japan 3-0 in Bhubaneshwar.

Probables: Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Harjot Singh, Arpit Chaudhary, Akash Chikte, Jaswant Singh, Abhinav Pandey, Sushant Tirkey; Defenders: Gurbaj Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, V R Raghunath, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Gurjinder Singh, Gurmail Singh, Sunil Yadav, Pradeep Mor, Amit Rohidas, Surinder Kumar; Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, S K Uthappa, Dharamvir Singh, Sardar Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Satbir Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Vikas Sharma, Imran Khan, M B Aiyappa; Forwards: Nikkin Thimmaiah, S V Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Affan Yousuf, Yuvraj Walmiki, PR Ayiapa, Harsahib Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Vineet Kamble, Malak Singh, Mandeep Antil, Amir Khan, Prabhdeep Singh, Jasjit Singh Kular, Devinder Suni l Walmiki, Talwinder Singh, Nithin Thimmaiah.

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