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Hockey India announces 24-man squad for FIH Pro League 2023-24 in Europe

Hockey India on Thursday announced a 24-member men’s squad for the upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League 2023-2024 in Antwerp (Belgium) and London (England).

The Belgian leg starts on May 22 and ends on May 30, while the English leg starts on June 1 and ends on June 12.

India will play Argentina, Belgium, Germany and Great Britain twice each over both legs and will start their campaign against Argentina on May 22. India are currently third in the points table, with 15 points from eight matches.

Captain Harmanpreet Singh will take charge of the team. Meanwhile, dynamic midfielder Hardik Singh has been named as his deputy. The goalkeeping responsibilities will fall on PR Sreejesh and Krishan Bahadur Pathak, while the defensive line-up will consist of Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Harmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Sanjay, Jugraj Singh and Vishnukant Singh.

The midfield is made up of dynamic players like Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Manpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Hardik Singh, Rajkumar Pal and Mohd. Raheel Mouseen. The forward team has Mandeep Singh, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Araijeet Singh Hundal and Boby Singh Dhami.

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Indian captain Harmanpreet Singh said the squad selection has been made to ensure players get exposure and see how they fare in international events ahead of the Paris Olympics.

“We look forward to continuing the season in the Olympic year with the FIH Hockey Pro League, where we will play against top quality teams,” said Harmanpreet. to see some players in competition mode ahead of the Paris Olympics. We had a camp in SAI, Bengaluru, where we underwent rigorous training sessions and made improvements in the areas where we felt we needed to improve. I hope the results will be in our favor.”


India head coach Craig Fulton says the event will help fine-tune the team’s preparations.

“We trained hard in the camp and developed an understanding of each other’s gameplay. Before the Olympic Games in Paris we will play against top quality teams, which will help us to further develop our game and get through it better. This will be an opportunity and go a long way in evaluating where we are as a team and as individual players. It will be a great way to figure out what our strengths are and what areas we need to address,” Fulton said.

Complete team of Indian men’s hockey