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Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian men’s hockey team leaves for Birmingham

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The Indian men’s hockey team will begin its Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign against Ghana on July 31.© Twitter

The Indian men’s hockey team on Saturday left for England for the XXII edition of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. The mega event will be held in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8, 2022. The Indian men’s hockey team, led by Manpreet Singh, has been placed in Pool B along with England, Canada, Wales and Ghana at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian team will start their campaign against Ghana on Sunday, 31 July. Captain Manpreet Singh, before his departure, spoke about his team’s excitement for the upcoming tournament, saying that they would aim to finish the podium in the Commonwealth Games.

“We are very excited about this event as we have been training for this competition for some time now, and we look forward to doing our best against some of the best teams in the world. Work on your strengths and weaknesses. After the last few months, we will do whatever it takes to win a medal here.” Manpreet Singh said.

Manpreet also believes that India’s third-place finish in the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League season 2021-2022, where they faced stiff competition, will help them in Birmingham.

Talking about the mood of the dressing room, Manpreet said, “Everyone is excited and eager to give their 100 percent.”

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“Right now, we are focused on getting to Birmingham and getting used to the weather and playing conditions there. We are also preparing for our first game, as a strong start against Ghana will be key to starting our campaign “

The Indian men’s hockey team will begin its Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign against Ghana on Sunday, July 31.

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