Sardar Singh Retained as India Captain for Commonwealth Games

The Indian national team will leave for Commonwealth Games on July 12 under Sardar Singh's captaincy while goalkeeper P R Sreejesh has been named his deputy.

updated: July 15, 2014 19:02 IST
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New Delhi: India may have finished a poor ninth at the World Cup, but Hockey India continued to repose faith in Sardar Singh, retaining him as captain of the national men's team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad at the July 23-August 3 event in Glasgow, announced HI today.

Hockey India selectors -- B P Govinda, Harbinder Singh, R P Singh and Arjun Halappa along with Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans and chief coach Terry Walsh -- shortlisted the players on the basis of their performance during the selection trials conducted at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on June 30 June and July 1.

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