New Delhi: The Indian men’s hockey team will begin their preparations for the Asian Games with an 11-day camp at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru from Wednesday.
The camp will include seven standby players besides the 18-member selected squad.
After a hectic 21 days where the national campers played back-to-back matches against Bangladesh, South Korea and New Zealand as part of their preparations for the quadrennial tournament, the players were given a break to recover before returning for the national camp which concludes on August 11.
“We will be starting high intensity training after a gap of almost one week. The rest was much-needed after a hectic and busy schedule where the players played high-tempo matches against Bangladesh, South Korea and New Zealand,” chief coach Harendra Singh said.