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WC team to be named on Aug 16
August 11, 2006 15:09 IST
The Indian hockey teams for the coming World Cup and South Asian Federation Games would be announced on August 16, the last day of the four-team Independence Cup starting in Chennai on Saturday.
The four national selectors, along with Indian Hockey Federation President K P S Gill, would finalise the team after assessing the players' performance in the five-day tournament, IHF Secretary K Jothikumaran said at a press conference.
The SAF Games are to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from August 18 to 27 while the World Cup from September 6 to 17 is in Monchengladbach, Germany.
Jothikumaran said the players for the World Cup would be selected from the probables who underwent a training camp in Hyderabad while the team for the SAF Games would comprise players from the development team with a couple of senior players.
However, he said even a development team player who is not among the World Cup probables could be chosen for the championship if his performance warrants it.
On the training camp at Hyderabad, he said the general feedback was that the team was shaping up well under new physical trainer Derick Knox of Australia.