NEW DELHI: Hockey India on on Saturday named 61 players for the senior women national coaching camp that commences tomorrow at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. The 61-member group, which features all the 18 players of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games squad, was picked on the basis their recent performances in tournaments that include the Hockey India Senior Women National Championship.This group will be further pruned down to 48 players on May 2. Under chief coach Harendra Singh, the Indian team finished fourth in the Commonwealth Games after losing to Australia in the semifinals and to England in the bronze medal match.“I have stated earlier too that we are disappointed as we did not finish on the podium but there are a lot of positives which we can take from the CWG performance barring the game against England in the bronze medal match,” said Harendra. He added that the team will go back to the drawing board to make a comprehensive plan based on the CWG outing for the future tournaments.
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