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Hockey India announces Core Probable group for Senior Women’s Hockey Team

The Core group was picked following selection trials in SAI Bengaluru ~

New Delhi, 14 January 2022: Hockey India on Friday announced the core probable group for the Senior Women’s Team who will play major International Tournaments this year. The core probable’s group was selected following selection trials held in SAI, Bengaluru for a group of 60 who were called-in basis their performances in various national level events.

While the 18-member Indian Women’s team will be travelling to Muscat, Oman for the upcoming Women’s Hockey Asia Cup, the remaining players from the core group will stay on at the camp and continue to train for the FIH Hockey Pro League matches to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha next month.

The core group features a mix of veteran stars such as Savita, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, and Monika, along with youth players like Salima Tete, Sangita Kumari, Preeti Dubey, and Rajwinder Kaur.

Speaking about picking a new-look core group, India Women’s Team Chief Coach Janneke Schopman said, “It is time for us to start afresh and plan for the future. We have grown over the past year with our experiences in Tokyo and we must continue to develop, and grow in the coming years, ahead of Paris 2024.

The upcoming camp is important for us to recognise the players who are ready to showcase their skills on the biggest stages, and also to work on the areas where we need to improve upon,” the coach added.


List of players:

Rajani Etimarpu
Bichu Devi Kharibam
Deep Grace Ekka
Gurjit Kaur
Nikki Pradhan
Ishika Chaudhary
Suman Devi Thoudam
Akshata Abaso Dhekale
Mahima Chaudhary
Rashmita Minz
Salima Tete
Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
Navjot Kaur
Namita Toppo
Mariana Kujur
Baljeet Kaur
Upasana Singh
Navneet Kaur
Rajwinder Kaur
Vandana Katariya
Sharmila Devi
Sangita Kumari
Preeti Dubey
Aishwarya Rajesh Chavan

In Rehabilitation Camp

Reena Khokhar
Manpreet Kaur

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