The 22 member hockey squad was selected from the ongoing national camp at Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune. The team, to be led by forward Rajpal Singh, will play a series of three Tests against Belgium from July 5 to July 16 and after that, another three-match series against France. The team will wind up the tour with two Tests against the European champions Dutch on July 24 and 25.
“The squad will compete in the Four Nation Hamburg Masters Tournament in Germany against the Netherlands, Japan and the hosts from July 2-4 followed by a Test series in Belgium, France and Holland,” Hockey India said in a statement.
Goalkeepers: Sreejesh PR, Bharat Chetri.
Defenders: Sardar Singh, Dhananjay Mahadik, Rupinder Pal Singh, Sandeep Singh, Amit Prabhakar.
Midfielders: Gurbaj Singh, Ravi Pal, Prabodh Tirkey, Ajitesh Roy, Bharat Chikara, Danish Mujtaba, Vikas Pillay, Birendra Lakra Jr.
Forwards: Rajpal Singh (Captain), Tushar Khandker, Sarvanjit Singh, Mandip Antil, Mohd. Amir Khan, Hari Prasad, Dharamvir Singh.
Officials: Jose Brasa (Foreign Coach), Harendra Singh (National Coach), Clarence Lobo (Coach), Jugraj Singh (Coach), Pradip Dutta (Trainer), Lt. Col. BK Nayak (Doctor), Shrikant Iyengar (Physio), Ram Kishan Bansiwal (Masseur), Raj Kumar Kakati (Manager).
As per the new schedule of Canada-India Cup 2010, the first two games previously scheduled on June 12th and 13th at the UBC have been cancelled. The games in surrey will be played as per earlier schedule. Then, fourth game will be played at University of British Columbia, Wright Field on Sunday, June 20th at 4:00pm. Thus the series is reduced to four games from five games as it was planned earlier.
Match Schedule of four match series (June 15-20, 2010)
|June 15, 2010||7:00 pm||Surrey||Tamanawis Park|
|June 17, 2010||7:00 pm||Surrey||Tamanawis Park|
|June 19, 2010||7:00 pm||Surrey||Tamanawis Park|
|June 20, 2010||4:00 pm||Vancouver||UBC – Wright Field|
Note: Please check the official website of CWG for latest schedule or click here.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have released the hockey schedule for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. The competition will kick-start with four women’s matches on 4 October.
2010 edition of annual hockey tournament Sultan Azlan Shah Cup has started from 6th May at IPOH, Malaysia. First edition of the tournament was played in 1983 and it was a biennial contest. It has become an annual event after 1998.
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