NEW DELHI, October 30: Hockey India Selectors Col. Balbir Singh, B.P Govinda and Thoaiba Singh as well as Government Observer Harbinder Singh and Coach Baljeet Singh Saini tested the fitness and performance of all players during the selections trials which concluded at the SAI Centre, Netaji Subash National Institute of Sports in Patiala on October 27.
The Selection Committee decided to reduce the number of Junior Men Core Group probables to 33 from 48 players during the three-day selection trials and announce the squad of 18 for the 2nd Sultan of Johar Cup 2012 in Malaysia from November 11 to 18.
The tournament will also feature Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and the hosts Malaysia.
List of 33 Probables is as under:
GOALKEEPERS: Keshav Dutt, Sushant Tirkey, Naveen Kumar
DEFENDERS: Chandan Singh, Gaganpreet Singh, Sukhmanjit Singh, Hans Raj, Gagandeep Singh, Varun Kumar, Lovedeep Singh
MIDFIELDERS: Jatinder Singh, Manish Bishnoi, Jarmanpreet Singh, Baljit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harjit Singh, Rockey Lohchab, Suresh Toppo
FORWARDS: Naveen Antil, Talwinder Singh, Tarandeep Singh, Amon Mirash Tirkey, Parvinder Singh, Vinit Kamble, Stanli Minz, Anup Valmiki, Mandeep Singh, Malak Singh, Satbir Singh, Rana Pratap, Aiyppa P.R Paradanda, Imran Khan, Raju Pal