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FIH Males’s World Cup 2023: Specialised camp for dragflickers, goalies forward of hockey WC

Hosts India will bear a week-long specialised dragflick and goalkeeping camp from Wednesday on the SAI Centre in Bengaluru as a part of their preparation for subsequent month’s FIH males’s World Cup.

The camp, to conclude on December 20, might be held beneath the watchful eyes of double Olympic champion from Netherlands Bram Lomans and Dennis Van De Pol.

Whereas Lomans will work with the Indian dragflickers, his countrymate Van De Pol will fine-tune the goalkeepers forward of the sport’s showpiece to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29.

The specialised camp might be part of the two-week lengthy nationwide teaching camp, which began on Monday.

The nationwide camp might be attended by 33 core probables.

“We are grateful to Hockey India and SAI for organising this special dragflick and goalkeeping camp ahead of the World Cup. This is a great opportunity to get world class specialised coaching and it will certainly help provide the right tools and strategies for our dragflickers and goalies,” Indian chief coach Graham Reid stated in a launch.

“This is going to be an important camp for us. There are a few critical aspects of our game that needs some improvement on the basis of the assessment of Australia tour.

“The players were given one week’s break after returning from Adelaide and I believe they will be physically and mentally fresh when they report for the camp,” added Reid.

India will depart on December 27 for Rourkela, the place they may start their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to England on January 13.

Core possible group for World Cup: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Sanjay, Yashdeep Siwach, Dipsan Tirkey, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mohd Raheel, Maninder Singh, S Karthi, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpeet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh.

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