New Delhi: Former skippers Rajpal Singh and Arjun Halappa were left out of the list of 48 probables announced by Hockey India for the London Olympics starting from July 27. (Agencies)
With India qualifying for the Games after their 8-1 victory over France at the Olympic qualifiers on Sunday, chief coach Michael Nobbs and HI selectors on Monday held a meeting and unanimously selected the 48 probables.
Rajpal and Halappa were among the 32 probables for the qualifiers but later the former was axed while the latter was named as a standby in the pruned 18-member squad.
The selection committee meeting was attended by Col. Balbir Singh, BP Govinda and Syed Ali besides government observers Harbinder Singh and Dilip Tirkey.
Top-ranked team in the qualifiers, India completely dominated the proceedings during the nine-day event at the Dhyan Chand National stadium and the team will next attend a series of coaching camps commencing for the men probables at SAI Centre Bangalore from March 5.
In the run-up to Olympics, India will play at various tournaments overseas and has already received invitations for two four nations tournaments at Lahore, Pakistan and Santandar, Spain, besides the Olympic Test Events at London and Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh, Malaysia.
New Delhi: Former skippers Rajpal Singh and Arjun Halappa were left out of the list of 48 probables announced by Hockey India for the London Olympics starting from July 27.