Hockey: Savita retained as skipper for CWG

24 June 2022, 11:54 am
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The experienced pair of Savia Punia and Deep Grace Ekka will continue to be captain and vice-captain of the Indian women’s hockey team at the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, starting on July 28,

Hockey India on Thursday announced an 18-member squad for the Commonwealth Games with Savita and Deep Grace at the helm. Both of them were announced as captain and vice-captain for the FIH Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Spain and the Netherlands, from July 1-17.

There is one major change in the two squads with goalkeeper Rajani Etimarpu coming in for Bichu Devi Kharibam, who was part of the last few matches of the Pro League campaign and has also been picked for the World Cup.

Former captain and forward Rani Rampal will miss the Commonwealth Games too after she was not named for the World Cup. At the time of the announcement of the World Cup squad a couple of days ago. chief coach Janneke Schopman had said that Rani is still undergoing rehabilitation for her right hamstring injury.