Six Players From Odisha Selected For Senior Men’s Hockey National Camp

Hockey India (HI) announced names of sixty players on Sunday for the Senior men’s Hockey National camp. Out of the sixty, six hail from Odisha – Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Shilanand Lakra and, Amon Mirash Tirkey. The camp is scheduled to begin from April 8 in Bangalore.

While Birendra and Amit are regulars in the national squad, Nilam and Amon are first timers in the senior camp. Out of favour for a while, Dipsan is also making a comeback at the senior camp after almost a year. India’s 2016 Junior World Cup winning team captain Harjeet Singh has also found a place in the camp.

All the players have been selected on the basis of their performance at the recently held Senior Men’s National Championship (Division A) as well as other international tournaments. The sixty player list will be cut down to thirty-three players after a selection trial on April 20.

“While most of the senior players from the previous 33 core probable group have made it to this list, they are aware that they need to establish their potential during the trials to ensure they are picked in the final list of players, who will stay on till May 5,” said HI’s High Performance Director, David John.

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