Pro League ideally suited take a look at for us earlier than Olympics: Reid

New Delhi, July 12

Indian males’s hockey staff chief coach Graham Reid stated that the powerful competitors in opposition to high nations within the FIH Hockey Pro League season will assist his staff put together greatest for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

“It’s very encouraging to have international competition restarting and the Pro League will give us that tough top-level competition as a lead-up to the Olympic Games next year,” Reid stated.

India made an emphatic begin to their maiden Pro League marketing campaign earlier this yr with wins in opposition to Netherlands, Belgium and Australia earlier than Covid-19 halted the competitors.

They will resume their marketing campaign with an away tie in opposition to Argentina on April 10-11 subsequent yr. They will then face Great Britain (May 8-9), Spain (May 12-13) and Germany (May 18-19) in away matches earlier than internet hosting New Zealand (May 29-30). “We also have the Asian Champions Trophy still planned for November 2020 and a trip to Malaysia to play the Netherlands and a 4-nation tournament in New Zealand in February 2021,” Reid stated. — PTI

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