The Indian Women’s Hockey Team has left from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday for Argentina. This tour would be the nationwide facet’s first one after virtually a 12 months. Hockey India additionally named the 25-member Indian Women’s Hockey squad for the tour. The Indian workforce is scheduled to play two matches towards Argentina (Junior Women) on January 17 and 19, two matches towards Argentina B on January 22 and 24 and 4 matches towards Argentina on January 26, 28, 30, and 31. Hockey India and the host National Association have created a bio bubble in Argentina for each the Argentine Women’s Team and the Indian Women’s Team. The Indian Women’s Team will probably be staying in a resort the place a provision to have separate rooms/halls for the workforce for all of the meals, workforce conferences, periods and many others have been made.
“It feels amazing to be touring again. We have worked very hard on our game in the last few months and the time has come for us to execute our skills in an international match. Playing in international matches is going to be a bit different this time, since we will be in a bio bubble, however, the team is excited to be back on the field in the best possible manner at the moment,” Indian Women’s Hockey workforce captain Rani Rampal stated in a press release.
The total Indian contingent underwent a Covid-19 RT-PCR Test 72 hours previous to their departure from New Delhi. Though there isn’t a requirement of quarantine upon arrival in Argentina, the workforce will nonetheless be following all security and well being measures as suggested by the respective governments of India and Argentina, Hockey India stated in an official launch.
The Indian Women’s Hockey Team Vice Captain and Goalkeeper Savita thanked Hockey India and SAI for arranging the tour of Argentina.
“We desperately needed to get back into the competitive mode as there’s not much time left to go for the Olympics. We have been doing well in practice sessions, but an international match is always the real test for any sportsperson. Therefore, we would like to thank Hockey India and SAI for the efforts they have put in to arrange a tour for us. We are really looking forward to a great tour and hopefully, we start playing to our full potential right from the first match,” stated Savita.
The 25-member Indian Women’s Hockey squad: Rani (Captain), Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Rashmita Minz, Manpreet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Jyoti, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Lalremsiami, Sharmila Devi.
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