New Delhi, 33 Core Probables were named by Hockey India reported for the Senior Men’s National Camp on Monday at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The players reported to Chief Coach Graham Reid for a three-week Training and Conditioning Camp which will conclude on December 8.
The team recently secured their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by defeating Russia 11-3 on aggregate at the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha.
They will now look to regroup and evaluate their performances at the recently held Qualifiers. With focus now shifting on to the FIH Pro League 2020 which kick-starts in January 2020, the Core Probables will undergo three weeks of routine fitness training to maintain their levels and stay in the rhythm,
which will then be followed by another training camp scheduled to begin December 29.
The core probables list includes Goalkeepers P R Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera and Krishan Bahadur Pathak.
Defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurinder Singh, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jarmanpreet Singh and Dispan Tirkey have been called-up.
Midfielders Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Ashis Kumar Topno, Sayyad Niyaz Rahim and Raj Kumar Pal have been included in the list.
While Forwards Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Gursahibjit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Simranjeet Singh, SV Sunil, Gurjant Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay have also been called-up for the camp.