34 players called for national hockey camp ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 13:22 IST Hockey India announced 34 players for the national camp ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, starting March 23. (Hockey India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian men’s hockey team will play in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, starting March 23All 18 players who played in the World Cup in December have been retainedThe national camp will take place from February 18-March 18Hockey India on Saturday named 34 players for the senior men’s national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the season’s first tournament — Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.The tournament starts on March 23.Hockey India has retained all 18 players in the Indian team that took part at the World Cup last December, for the month-long camp that concludes on March 18.The list also features Sultan of Johor Cup silver-medal winning India Colts Shilanand Lakra, Suman Beck, Mandeep Mor, Yashdeep Siwach, Vishal Antil and Gursahabjit Singh who had figured in the 34-member camp for the World Cup.Bouncing back in action at the recently concluded 9th Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship (A Division) after recuperating from a career-threatening injury, @ramandeep_31 shares his thoughts on battling hardships.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/RZfb7gCZCFHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 15, 2019The youngsters have been credited for showing continued improvement and potential to match the standards at the senior level.”The team for the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be selected from this core group of 34 players after a selection trial is held in Bengaluru in the last week of February. I am happy to note that the junior players who have recently been inducted into the senior camp have shown significant improvement and that the depth in the group is strong,” said David John, High Performance Director, Hockey India.List of campers:Goalkeepers: P R Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Krishan Bahadur PathakDefenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Pardeep Singh, Suman Beck, Mandeep Mor, Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal SinghadvertisementMidfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Sumit, Simranjit Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Yashdeep Siwach, Vishal AntilForwards: Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Sumit Kumar, Gursahabjit Singh, Shilanand Lakra, S V Sunil.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Hockey IndiaFollow Sultan Azlan Shah CupFollow PR SreejeshFollow Harmanpreet SinghFollow Ramandeep SinghFollow Mandeep SinghFollow Manpreet Singh 34 players called for national hockey camp ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah CupIndian national men’s hockey team will begin their preparation for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia from February 18 at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.advertisement Nextlast_img read more