Indian Hockey Selectors were at NSSC, SAI Bangalore towards the end of last week (25th-27th July) and conducted trials of Junior and Senior Men Core probables for Junior World Cup 2013 and 9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013 respectively.
The selectors B P Govinda, Dr. R P Singh, Arjun Halappa and Government Observer Harbinder Singh along with Director High Performance & Interim Chief Coach Roelant Oltmans, Coach, Senior Men Team M K Kaushik and Scientific Advisor Jason Konrath decided to prune down the list of core probables to 33 for senior Indian team for upcoming Asia Cup, which last chance for India to qualifying for 2014 World Cup in the Hague (Netherlands).
The preparatory camp of the senior men core probables for the Asia Cup is underway in Bangalore from 16 July 2013 and will continue till the departure the Asia Cup to held from 24 August to 1 September 2013 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
The selectors, Government Observer, Scientific Advisor, Director High Performance & Interim Chief Coach of Senior Men Team and Gregg Clark (Coach, Junior Men Team) also short listed 33 core junior men probables from 48 for the preparations of the FIH Junior Men Hockey World Cup 2013 to be held in New Delhi from 6-15 December 2013.
The junior men core probables concluded their Bangalore on 26th July and will meet again in Delhi on 11th August for next camp for the preparation of quadrennial event.
List of 33 Senior Men Core Probables for Asia Cup 2013 is as following:
Goalkeepers: Nanak Singh, P R Sreejesh, P T Rao, Sreenivasa Rao;
Defenders: Amit Rohidas, Harbir Singh Sandhu, Rupinder Pal Singh, V R Raghunath, Gurmail Singh, Kothajit Singh, Birendra Lakra;
Midfielders: Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, M B Aiyappa, Vikas Pillay, Prabhdeep Singh, Dharamvir Singh, Chinglensana Singh, S K Uthappa;
Forwards: Danish Mujtaba, Akashdeep Singh, Nithin Thimmaiah, Pradhan Somanna, S V Sunil, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Malak Singh, Jasjeet Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Harmanpreet Singh, M K Muddappa
List of 33 Junior Men Core Probables is as under:
Goalkeepers: Sushant Tirkey, Harjot Singh, Jagdeep Dayal, Abhinay Kumar Pandey;
Defenders: Sukhmanjit Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Gurjinder Singh, Gaganpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jatinder Singh, Sampath Kumar Maylaram, Dipsan Tirkey, Pardeep Mor, Sumit;
Midfielders: Harjit Singh, Devinder Walmiki, Satbir Singh, Lalit Upadhayay, Imran Khan, Stanli Minz, Arman Qureshi, Baljit Singh, Amir Khan;
Forwards: Sukhdev Singh, Mohd. Nizamuddin, Gurpreet Singh, P L Thimmanna, Gagandeep Singh, Tarandeep Singh, Affan Yousuf, Amon Mirash Tirkey, Siddarth Shankar