Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Manpreet Singh named captain of men’s hockey team for Olympics

Hockey India has named midfielder Manpreet Singh as captain of the 16-member Olympic-bound men’s hockey team, while experienced defenders, Birendra Lakra and Harmanpreet Singh, were named vice-captains. This will be Manpreet’s third Olympics.

Under Manpreet’s captaincy, the Indian team won the Asia Cup in 2017, the Asian Champions Trophy in 2018 and the FIH Series Final in 2019.

India will begin their campaign in Tokyo on July 24 when they take on New Zealand in their first Pool stage match.

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