Indian women’’s hockey teams prepare for foreign toursJanuary 8th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 8 (ANI): The Indian junior and senior women’’s hockey teams are training seriously in Bangalore for forthcoming international tours.
The senior team will take part in a four-nation tournament in Santiago, Chile from January 17.
The 22-member squad is expected to fly into Santiago on January 15, where they will play against Italy, Argentina and host Chile.
“A mix camp of junior and senior teams have been organised here. Our junior team is going to Australia and senior is flying to Chile and then to Argentina. The camp has been organised to achieve better understanding and to minimise our shortcomings. We want our coaches to help us in minimising the few shortcomings in us,” said Surinder Kaur, captain of Indian senior women’’s hockey team.
Indian women hockey coach M K Kaushik said he had reminded the players that cent per cent commitment and mental strength is required for success.
“We work together as one unit. We expect better results in the future, but of course then 100 per cent commitment is required in this period of preparation,” said Kaushik.
After the four-nation tourney in Chile, the Indian team will fly to Argentina for a four-Test series to be played between January 24 and 29.
Although the Indian women’’s hockey failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympiad in 2008, this team hopes to fare better. (ANI)
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