Sports news | HI appoints likely 28-member core group for men’s camp ahead of Olympics

New Delhi, Apr 21 (PTI) Hockey India on Sunday announced a likely core group of 28 members for the men’s national coaching camp to address shortcomings ahead of the Paris Olympics.

The camp started on Sunday and will continue till May 13 at the SAI Center in Bengaluru.

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The team returns to camp after a 0-5 defeat in 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 FIH Pro League, where they will compete against Argentina, Belgium, Germany and Great Britain.

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“We want to start an important training block in this camp and we need to make sure we are in the best possible shape for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. We have an exciting group of experienced players, along with some young players. head coach Craig Fulton said in a HI release.

“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.”

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.

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