Hockey India rewards HIL performers in National Camp at Bengaluru

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IANS|10-Mar-2017 18:54

New Delhi, March 10 :Hockey India on Friday rewarded players who impressed in the Hockey India league (HIL) when it named the 33-member core probables list for the national camp, starting March 14 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex in Bengaluru.

The camp, held under the guidance of chief coach Roelant Oltmans, also includes 11 players from the Gold Medal Junior World Cup winning squad. 

While Mandeep Singh, Harjeet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Vikas Dahiya have been part of the senior men's camp earlier, defenders Dipsan Tirkey, Gurinder Singh, midfielders Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Manpreet, Simranjeet Singh, forward Gurjant Singh are the latest inclusions in the core group, which will be put through the grind ahead of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in April.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper Suraj Karkera from Mumbai has also received a call-up for the national team camp. 

Karkera was part of the junior Indian men's team in the four-nation International Junior hockey tournament in Valencia last year. 

The squad contains the likes of P.R. Sreejesh, Sardar Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, S.V. Sunil, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, S.K. Uthappa, Chinglensana Singh, Talwinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Surender Kumar, Manpreet Singh among others featuring in the national campers' list.