New Delhi, Apr 7: Hockey India on Sunday named 60 players for the Senior Men’s National Camp which begins on 8 April 2019 at the Sports Authority of India Centre Bengaluru.
The players have been selected basis their performance at the recently held 9th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2019 A Division as well as their recent International performances which includes the Indian junior men’s team.
In a big comeback, Harjeet Singh who had Captained the Indian team to win the 2016 Junior World Cup has been called up after nearly a gap of one year. His junior Indian team compatriots Santa Singh, Vikramjit Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Manpreet (Junior) and Armaan Qureshi who were not part of the previous National Camp have been named in the list of 60 players.
The list will be further pruned down to 33 core probables after a selection trial to be held on 20 April 2019.
“This list of players has been selected keeping in mind their recent International performances in both senior and junior men’s tournaments as well as the recently held Senior National Championships,''stated David John, High Performance Director, Hockey India.
''While most of the senior players from the previous 33 core probable group have made it to this list, they are aware that they need to establish their potential during the trials to ensure they are picked in the final list of players who will stay on till 5 May 2019. No one’s place in the team is guaranteed and this group is highly competitive with some fresh young talent who are expected to add depth to our existing pool of players,” he added. (UNI)