HOCKEY- Hockey India has dropped Sardar Singh and Ramandeep Singh from Indian men's squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be played in Australia.
The 18 member squad will be lead by Manpreet Singh while K Chinglensana will be his deputy. Experienced players PR Sreejesh and striker SV Sunil also make a return to the squad. Newcomers Dilpreet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad have been included after their good performance during New Zealand tour.
“This team has been picked keeping in mind the team’s performance in the previous tournaments since the Asia Cup 2017. We have tried out different combinations in the past events and we believe this will be the most effective combination for the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games,” said chief coach Sjoerd Marijne.
India has been clubbed with Pakistan, Malaysia, Wales and England in group B of the Commonwealth Games.