India Males’s Hockey Group (Picture Credit score: Twitter)
India males’s hockey workforce will play host Germany in Krefeld on February 28 and March 2. They’ll then journey to Antwerp, Belgium the place they’re scheduled to play Britain on March 6 and March 8.
A yr after it final performed a world match, the Indian males’s hockey workforce will journey to Europe for a 17-day tour to play two matches every in opposition to Germany and Britain.
The 22-member squad is scheduled to depart for Krefeld, Germany, from Bengaluru on February 21.
India will play host Germany in Krefeld on February 28 and March 2. They’ll then journey to Antwerp, Belgium the place they’re scheduled to play Britain on March 6 and March 8.
The Indian males’s workforce final participated in a world competitors in February, 2020 once they took on Australia throughout the FIH Hockey Professional League matches in Bhubaneswar. Because of good performances, the workforce had climbed to fourth within the FIH world rankings, India’s highest rating until date.
Over the previous few months, Hockey India has been finding out the Covid-19 state of affairs to work out an acceptable coaching and competitors schedule for the workforce as a part of Olympic preparations.
The Tokyo Olympic Video games have been postponed from July 2020 to July 2021.
The workforce had, over the previous yr, principally skilled in a bio-secure atmosphere in SAI, Bengaluru with pandemic disrupting journey and competitors overseas.
Chief coach Graham Reid mentioned, “We’re very grateful for the chance to go to Europe, and we’re wanting ahead to having our first aggressive matches in simply over 12 months. Taking part in in opposition to powerhouse groups like Germany and Britain will present us with nice competitors and assist immensely in our preparation for FIH Hockey Professional League and Olympic Video games. Taking part in any top-10 ranked workforce is all the time a terrific expertise for the workforce.”