The camp will focus on preparing the team for the two-match FIH Olympic qualifiers against USA to be held on November 1 and 2
New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) has announced the list of players for the senior women’s national camp to be held in Bhubaneswar from October 14.
HI on Saturday (October 12) called up 22 players for the camp at the Kalinga Stadium. This is to prepare for the next month’s FIH Olympic qualifiers.
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The camp will focus on preparing the team for the two-match FIH Olympic qualifiers against USA to be held on November 1 and 2.
The best of the two matches will determine the team that will qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In their recent tour of England, the Indian women's team led by Rani Rampal won their first match against Great Britain 2-1, while drew three matches (1-1, 0-0, 2-2) before losing 1-3 to the home team.
"It was a good tour because we got to play a strong team like Great Britain and we did well against the pressure Great Britain created in each of the match. The one week break I believe will give the players enough time to recover mentally and physically," said Indian women's team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne.
"There is a lot of excitement among the players to compete in Bhubaneswar which has truly become a hockey destination for world events. During the camp, it is important for the team to get used to the pitch and we are also looking at playing practice matches amongst ourselves," he added.
The list of 22 players for the camp
Savita, Rajini Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Nikki Pradhan, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Sonika, Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Jyoti, Vandana Katariya.
Last Updated 2:35 PM IST