Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in London's test event

Updated: 10 April 2012 19:16 IST

Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri will lead the 18-member Indian hockey team for the four-nation Olympic test event in London May 2-6.

New Delhi:

Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri will lead the 18-member Indian hockey team for the four-nation Olympic test event in London May 2-6.

Selection trials were conducted at SAI Centre, Bangalore, April 8-9, by Hockey India (HI) selectors B. P Govinda and Balbir Singh alongwith government observer Harbinder Singh.

Besides hosts Britain and India, Australia and Germany are the other participating teams.

The tournament will give India an opportunity to play against higher ranked teams who have also qualified for the Olympic Games.

The tournament will be played on the blue artificial turf with yellow balls. The pitch has pink runaways.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (captain), Sreejesh P.R
Defenders: Sandeep Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Ignace Tirkey
Midfielders: Birendra Lakra, Sardar Singh (vice-captain), Manpreet Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Kothajit Singh
Forwards: S.V.Sunil, Sarvanjit Singh, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, S.K.Uthappa, Tushar Khandker, Chinglensana Singh
Standbys: Rupinderpal Singh (defender), Pradeep Mor (midfielder), Dharamvir Singh, Pradhan Somanna (both forward)

Topics : India Olympics 2012 Hockey
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