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After Rio stint, Indian eves to regroup for national camp in Bhopal

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 11:55 IST

Bhopal, (Madhya Pradesh), [India], Sept 17 (ANI): After their first Olympic appearance in 36 years, the Indian women's hockey core probables will regroup for the national camp in Bhopal, starting from Sunday.

The core probables of 29 players will return to camp after a three-week break from hockey.

"The Olympics was a major exposure for the players and they know now what it takes to be in the top league and play at the highest level," said chief coach Neil Hawgood.

"We take this as a positive learning and will work towards improving on our basics and further develop the game ahead of what promises to be a grueling season for the team. The girls will come back fresh from a three week break and will be vying to play some good hockey," he added.

The women will work towards improving their game and skill set ahead of the 4th Asian Champions Trophy starting 29 October 2016 in Singapore. This will be followed by the Australia tour in November

The list of players is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Rajani Etimarpu, Savita, Sonal Minz.

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, Sunita Lakra, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Hnialum Lal Ruat Feli, Namita Toppo, Rukmani Dodray.

Midfielders: Ritu Rani, Lilima Minz, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Renuka Yadav, Lily Chanu Mayengbam, Nikki Pradhan, Narinder Kaur, Lalhlunmawii, Navdeep Kaur.

Forwards: Rani, Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Anuradha Devi Thockchom, Preeti Dubey, Sonika, Anupa Barla, Jyoti Gupta, Punam Barla. (ANI)