Successive matches in the pro league will help the team to get the rhythm before the Olympics: Manpreet


Manpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian men's hockey team, is happy with the changed schedule of the FIH Pro League and says that continuing matches next year will help him get the rhythm ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Team India will start their Pro League campaign against Argentina in April as per the revised schedule. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the revised schedule on Thursday.

Manpreet said, I think after a four-week gap in our matches against Argentina and Britain, we will be playing consecutive matches every weekend till the end of May and we want to achieve a similar rhythm before the Olympic Games. He has told, We will test our physical and mental strength during this time so that we can find out how to deal with the pressure after playing big matches continuously. This will prove to be an ideal test for us before the Olympics. ''

Team India will play matches against Argentina on 10 and 11 April. After which the team will travel to Spain on May 8 and 9 to play matches on May 12 and 13. They have to play matches against Germany on 18 and 19 May and then on 29 and 30 May, India will face New Zealand at home ground.

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