Hockey India Reveals Core Group for Senior Men’s National Coaching Camp as Preparation Begins for Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023


TTS Report

New Delhi, June 25, 2023: Hockey India has announced the selection of a 39-member core probable group for the Senior Men’s National Coaching Camp. The camp is scheduled to be held from June 26, 2023, to July 19, 2023, at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru.

Following the conclusion of the camp, the team will embark on a trip to Terrassa, Spain, where they will participate in the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation – International Tournament from July 25, 2023, to July 30, 2023. This tournament will feature matches against England, Spain, and the Netherlands. Subsequently, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team will compete in the highly anticipated Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023, commencing on August 3, 2023. Teams from Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan, and China will challenge India for the coveted title.

The core group comprises accomplished goalkeepers such as Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Pawan Malik, and Prashant Kumar Chauhan. Additionally, the group includes skilled defenders like Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Sanjay, Yashdeep Siwach, Dipsan Tirkey, and Manjeet.

The midfield section comprises talents such as Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mohd. Raheel Mouseen, and Maninder Singh. The list of forwards includes S. Karthi, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Shilanand Lakra, and Pawan Rajbhar.

Looking ahead to the National Coaching Camp, Craig Fulton, the Chief Coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team, expressed his expectations. He emphasized the team’s recent good performance in the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League 2022/2023 matches in Belgium and the Netherlands and highlighted the importance of maintaining consistency for the upcoming tournaments. Fulton stated that the camp would serve as an opportunity to improve specific areas and foster team unity. With the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 followed by the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, the camp holds great significance in preparing for the months ahead and showcasing the style of hockey they aim to play.

The 39-member core-probable group comprises players in the following categories:


  1. Krishan Bahadur Pathak
  2. Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran
  3. Suraj Karkera
  4. Pawan Malik
  5. Prashant Kumar Chauhan


  1. Jarmanpreet Singh
  2. Surender Kumar
  3. Harmanpreet Singh
  4. Varun Kumar
  5. Amit Rohidas
  6. Gurinder Singh
  7. Jugraj Singh
  8. Mandeep Mor
  9. Nilam Sanjeep Xess
  10. Sanjay
  11. Yashdeep Siwach
  12. Dipsan Tirkey
  13. Manjeet


  1. Manpreet Singh
  2. Hardik Singh
  3. Vivek Sagar Prasad
  4. Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh
  5. Shamsher Singh
  6. Nilakanta Sharma
  7. Rajkumar Pal
  8. Sumit
  9. Akashdeep Singh
  10. Gurjant Singh
  11. Mohd. Raheel Mouseen
  12. Maninder Singh


  1. S. Karthi
  2. Mandeep Singh
  3. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay
  4. Abhishek
  5. Dilpreet Singh
  6. Sukhjeet Singh
  7. Simranjeet Singh
  8. Shilanand Lakra
  9. Pawan Rajbhar


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