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Update Tokyo Olympics Hockey Test Event - News updates

India Rest Manpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh for Tokyo Olympics Hockey Test Event

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New Delhi: Captain Manpreet Singh and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh were among a few senior players rested from the Indian hockey team for next month's Olympic Test event in Tokyo.

Besides Manpreet and Sreejesh, also rested from the 18-member men's squad for the August 17 to 21 event is defender Surender Kumar.

Dragflciker Harmanpreet Singh will don the captain's armband in Manpreet's absence, while striker Mandeep Singh will be his deputy.

Rookies Ashis Topno and Shamsher Singh will make their debut in the national team in the upcoming event.

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Hockey India names 18-member Indian women's team for Tokyo Olympics test event

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Hockey India today named a 18-member Indian women's team for the Tokyo Olympics test event to be held from 17th to 21st of next month. The team is almost similar to the one which participated at the FIH Women's Series Finals in Hiroshima, Japan with chief coach Sjoerd Marijnethe having opted for just two changes.

Youngsters Sharmila Devi and Reena Khokhar were named in the team in place of Sunita Lakra and Jyoti. Khokhar had been sidelined due to an injury but makes a comeback into the side after recovering successfully, while Sharmila will be expecting to make her debut for the national side.

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