5/16/2019 2:14:59 PM (GMT+3)

Kings Cup: Stimach announces 37-member probables squad

Kings Cup: Stimach announces 37-member probables squad

NEW DELHI: Recently-appointed India national team coach Igor Stimac has announced a list of 37 probables for the Kings Cup preparatory camp here from May 20.

The tournament is scheduled to be held in Buriram (Thailand) from June 5-8.

The preparatory camp will be held in New Delhi.

“I respected the choice of the squad which represented India in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019,” Stimac told AIFF website. “The rest of the players have been added post my research watching I-League and ISL matches. I found some players quite interesting, and have summoned them to the camp.”

Striker Jeje Lalpekhlua, who will undergo an operation in the third week of May, wasn’t considered for the camp. Besides, Halicharan Narzary (knee injury), Mandar Rao Desai (hamstring injury), Ashique Kuruniyan (knee injury), Narender Gehlot (knee injury), and Jerry Lalrinzuala were also left out.

“I congratulate all the players, and wish them good luck,” he added. “I am eagerly waiting to land in New Delhi, and get on the task immediately.”

The Kings Cup will be followed by the Hero Intercontinental Cup in July.