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Two-day trials for hockey team
May 09, 2003 16:07 IST
The Indian team for the forthcoming twin four-nation invitational hockey tournament in Australia will be selected after two days of trials, on Saturday, May 10, and Monday, May 12.
The 18-member team will be picked from among the 31 probables, currently attending a coaching camp at the Sports Authority of India South Centre in Bangalore.
Besides India, other teams in the event -- to be held in Perth, from May 28 to June 1, and in Sydney, from June 4 to 8 -- are Australia, Australia 'A' and Pakistan.
The list of selected players will be forwarded to Indian Hockey Federation president K P S Gill, who is expected to announce the team on May 13.
The Indian Hockey Federation has appointed Karnataka State Hockey Association president R K Shetty, its secretary K Krishnamurthy and its coaching vice-chairman Ramesh Parameshwaran as selectors.
The camp is being held under the watchful eyes of national coach Rajinder Singh and assistant coaches Harender Singh and Baldev Singh. Former India 'keeper A B Subaiah is assisting in coaching of the goalkeepers.
Deepak Thakur, who suffered a knee injury during the Mumbai Gold Cup tournament, is not attending the camp, which began on April 28. The camp concludes on May 24.