Hockey India announces 30-member core group for national camp

Hockey India on Saturday announced a likely group of 30 members for the upcoming national senior camp in Bengaluru, which starts on October 4. After the retirement of Rupinder Pal Singh, SV Sunil and Birendra Lakra, the seniors who find a place in the camp are Manpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh and Harmanpreet.

Hockey India on Saturday named the likely group of 30 members for the men’s national senior camp in Bengaluru from Oct. 4. The group will include veteran players such as PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Suraj Karkera, Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas and Manpreet Singh, according to a report in PTI.

Speaking about the National Coaching Camp, head coach Graham Reid said: “The players are going to have a long and well deserved break. I think they will be excited to be back in the National Camp and focus on our goals for next year.

“We will review our performance at the Olympics, both from an individual performance perspective and as a team.”

The coach also said the players should start over after the historic win. “Success in the Olympics is great, but now I want the players to be mentally and physically ready for a hectic season in 2022 with some very important tournaments starting in the FIH Hockey Pro League in February.

“This camp will be more about strength and conditioning and we’ll be looking at a slow start.”

The group also features Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Simranjeet Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gursahibjit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jaskaran Singh, Rajkumar Singh Pal, Gurjant Singh, Sumit, Shilanand Lakra, Suman Beck, Mandeep Mor, Ashis Kumar Topno.

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