BENGALURU: Former skipper Sardar Singh was today named in the 55-member probable list announced by Hockey India for the men’s national camp starting at the Sports Authority of India campus here tomorrow. Sardar, who was dropped from the 18-member Indian hockey squad led by Manpreet Singh for the Commonwealth Games, has been included in the probable list which will be pruned down to 48 after the camp concludes on May 18.The list features all the 18 players who were part of the Indian men’s team that returned from the Commonwealth Games without a medal after finishing fourth, following a 1-2 loss to England in the bronze medal playoff. Forward Ramandeep Singh, defenders Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Dipsan Tirkey and Nilam Sanjeep Xess also feature in the list of 55, which also includes play ers from the domestic circuit who showcased outstanding performance at the Senior National Championship (A and B Division). The result from CWG is not what we expected but the lessons from there will be used for future preparations.The team and the coaching staff is confident of the playing structure and we all know that we have to improve on certain areas,” said Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne. From Senior Men’s A division, Vikas Dahiya, Jarmanpreet Singh and Gurjinder Singh of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) who finished runners-up have been called up while Amit Gowda, Pardeep Singh of Railway Sports Promotion Board who beat Air India Sports Promotion Board in the Bronze Medal match have made the Core probable list.
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