Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour

The Indian women’s hockey team, led by Rani Rampal, on Sunday left the country for the tour of Argentina, looking to gain international match exposure after nearly a break of one year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian team was forced to train at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru for several months as international competition came to a halt due to the pandemic. The Indian team is scheduled to play four matches against the world number two Argentina side. Before that, it will play two matches each against Argentina’s junior and B sides. “It feels amazing to be touring again. We have worked very hard on our game in the last few months and the time has come for us to execute our skills in an international match,” skipper Rani said ahead of departure.

“Playing in international matches is going to be a bit different this time, since we will be in a bio bubble, however, the team is excited to be back on the field in the best possible manner at the moment,” she said.

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