Hockey India men’s squad for Rio Olympics likely to be declared on July 5

Bengaluru: As per the information given by the chief coach Roelant Oltmans, Men’s squad for the Rio Olympics will be likely be declared by Hockey India (HI) selectors on July 5 while the two-week national camp will commence on July 11.

The team, captained by  P.R. Sreejesh is at present preparing for the Champions Trophy in London from June 10 before heading off to Valencia, Spain, to play the six nations invitational tournament.

“The national selectors are likely to meet on July 5 to pick the final squad for the Olympics,” Oltmans said in a release.

“We will start the national camp on July 11 which will be a two-week camp after we leave for Madrid, to play two friendly matches with Spain and then head to Rio and have a friendly with Spain and New Zealand,” he added.

“I believe we have entered a very exciting period in the lead up to the Olympics.” he added further.