Hockey: India name 34-member core group for women’s five nation tournament in SpainAbdul Gh Lone 21 November 2023 0 COMMENTS
Hockey India on Monday named a 34-member core probable group for the senior women’s national coaching camp, scheduled to take place from November 22 to December 10, 2023 at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru, ahead of the 5 Nations Tournament Valencia 2023, set to take place from December 15 to 22.
India, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, and hosts Spain will be competing in the five-nation tournament in Valencia. It is a key step in India’s preparations for the FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers in Ranchi set to begin from January 13, 2024.
The Indian players will feel confident as they return to camp after a dominating performance at the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy in Ranchi earlier this month. India claimed the title after defeating Japan 4-0 in the final. India also remained unbeaten in the tournament that also saw participation from China, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand.
The core group includes goalkeepers Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, and Bansari Solanki, while Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Jyoti Chhatri, and Mahima Chaudhary form the group of defenders.
Nisha, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Mariana Kujur, Sonika, Neha, Baljeet Kaur, Reena…