Men’s national hockey camp to conclude a week earlier on December 12


Men’s national hockey camp to conclude a week earlier on December 12
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The Men’s national hockey camp which is currently taking place at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) center in Bangalore will conclude a week earlier than originally planned, SAI has announced. According to the original schedule, the camp was supposed to conclude on December 18. But now, on the recommendation of head coach Graham Reid, the camp will end on December 12.

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The training camp at the SAI center in Bangalore has been taking place since August following the lifting of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hockey team will go back to their respective places following the conclusion of the camp on December 12 and reassemble on January 5.

‘Strength and conditioning will be given to athletes’

Men’s Hockey Training Camp in progress

“A comprehensive strength and conditioning program will be given to the athletes by the chief coach and scientific advisor (Robin Arkell) of the men’s senior team to complete during the break,” the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement.

The camp which has now been underway for four months hasn’t been without its difficulties. The camp ran into a complication in August when 6 players – Manpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan Bahadur Pathak tested positive for the coronavirus. Following their recovery however, the camp has been in progress in a smooth manner.

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