Kieran Govers, an Olympic bronze winner and two World Cup gold medallist, will conduct a short seven-to-eight days camp for the Indian strikers from among the core probables at the SAI South Centre in Bengaluru.
Hockey India has also put Harendra's assistant Chris Ciriello on ‘review’ while all Indian trainers associated with the team have been instructed to do FIH coaching courses to continue being a part of the set-up.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Harendra expressed surprise at his relegation to the junior team. “I don't know about this,” he said. When the Hockey India (HI) press release was read out to him, he declined comment.
Pakistan players are gearing up to play in India for the first time after the unsavoury incident during the Champions trophy when they took off their shirts and made obscene gestures after winning their semi-final clash against India.