Following the selection of the 18-member Indian hockey squad out of the 34 core probables for the World Cup, 10 members have left the national camp while six have stayed back as standbys
This is in contrast to what was announced earlier by Hockey India that all 34 will continue to attend the 23-day camp till November 23, ahead of the November 28-December 16 tournament.
“There are only 24 players now – 18 of the squad and six standbys. The standbys will continue (to train) till the first match of the World Cup,” India’s chief coach Harendra Singh said here.
The six standbys are the defenders of Gurinder Singh and Jarmanpreet Singh, midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad, forwards Gurjant Singh and Sumit Kumar and goalkeeper Suraj Karkera.