The former players need to get in touch with former India captain Ajit Pal Singh and HI selector RP Singh for the tickets. HI secretary general Narinder Batra said it would be a privilege for them to invite all former internationals to witness the top teams of the world in action.

"Their presence will encourage the Indian team, which is ready for the challenge, and all the organizers of the tournament. Keeping in mind the immense contribution of former hockey Olympians and international players have made to our great game, HI continues to recognize their efforts," Batra said on Tuesday.

The tournament schedule is set with two pools of four teams each followed by the knockout matches. Pool A will feature Germany, England, New Zealand and India while Australia, Argentina, Belgium and Netherlands in Pool B.

The opening day Jan 10 will feature all eight teams including India who will start their campaign against England, followed by matches against New Zealand (January 11) and Germany (January 13).


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