48 probables selected for national hockey camp

July 16th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Govinda New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A core group of 48 probables for the Indian hockey team have been selected for international tournaments.

The probables will take part in the second phase of the national camp beginning in Bangalore August 8.

The list will pruned down to 18 for the Asian Champions Trophy. The tournament, where the first six of the 2010 Guangzhou Asiad will participate, will be played at Ordos, China from September 3-12.

The teams are Pakistan, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Japan and China.

Selectors Balbir Singh, B.P.Govinda, Thoiba Singh, AB Subbaiah and government observer Dilip Tirkey picked the probables after the three-day trials at SAI Centre, Bangalore that concluded Friday.

New hockey coach Michael Nobbs and exercise physiologist David John were part of the coaching camp that had 91 players shortlisted from the senior nationals in Bhopal.

The ongoing camp will continue till July 31. The second phase of the camp will be held from Aug 8-28.

The following are the Probables :

Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri, Adrian D’Souza, PR Sreejesh, Kamaldeep Singh

Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Sandeep Singh, William Xalxo, VR Raghunath, Harpreet Singh, Gurjinder Singh, Diwakar Ram,

Midfielders: Sardar Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Vikram Pillay, Arjun Halappa, Vikas Sharma
Vikram Kanth, Bharat Chikara, Danish Mujtaba, Prabodh Tirkey, Vikas Pillay
Birender Lakra Jr., Ravi Pal, Ignace Tirkey, Manjit Kullu, Kothajit, Manpreet Singh
Ajitesh Roy

Forwards: Rajpal Singh, SV Sunil, Tushar Khandker, Amar Aiyamma, Mandip Antil
Shivendra Singh, Bikas Toppo, Sarvanjit Singh, Roshan Minz, Nithin Thimmaiah,
Prabhdeep Singh, Banmali Xess, Akashdeep Singh, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Pradhan Somanna, Prabhjot Singh, Yuvraj Valmiki, Dharamvir Singh, Chinglinsana, Ramandeep Singh.

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