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Hockey India is likely to announce a 27-member core group for the National Men’s Coaching Camp

~ The camp starts on June 21 and ends on July 8 ~

Bangalore, June 20, 2024: Hockey India on Thursday announced the 27-member core group for the Senior Men’s National Coaching Camp, which will start on June 21 and continue till July 8 at the SAI Center in Bengaluru. The camp is crucial as the Indian team looks to enhance their preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Indian men’s team has been placed in Pool B along with Belgium, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland. They start their Olympic campaign against New Zealand on July 27.

The team returns to camp after a successful outing in the 2023/24 FIH Hockey Pro League where they currently sit fourth after gaining 24 points from 16 games.

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 and Amir Ali.


The midfielders called up for the camp include Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Vishnukant Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Mohammed Raheel Mouseen. The list of attackers includes Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Boby Singh Dhami and Araijeet Singh Hundal.

Craig Fulton, head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, spoke about the importance of the camp. He said: “We want to start an important block of training in this camp and we need to make sure we are in the best shape ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The players learned a lot from their matches in the 2023/24 FIH Hockey Pro League. It helped us realize where we need to improve. We have a lot of time to work on those areas. We have a strong mix of players who can win everything.”

Indian Men’s Hockey Team Core Group with 27 members:

Goalkeepers:

1. Krishan Bahadur Pathak

2. PR Sreejesh

3. Suraj Karkera

Defenders:

4. Harmanpreet Singh

5. Jarmanpreet Singh

6. Amit Rohidas

7. Jugraj Singh

8. Sanjay

9. Amir Ali

Midfielders:

10. Manpreet Singh

11. Hardik Singh

12. Vivek Sagar Prasad

13. Sumit

14. Shamsher Singh

15. Nilakanta Sharma

16. Rajkumar Pal

17.Vishnukant Singh

18. Akashdeep Singh

19. Mohammed Raheel Mouseen

Forward:

20. Mandeep Singh

21. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

22. Abishek

23. Dilpreet Singh

24. Sukhjeet Singh

25. Gurjant Singh

26. Boby Singh Dhami

27. Araijeet Singh Hundal

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