India to play in 2012 Champions Trophy hockey
Posted on: 07:48 PM IST Jul 20, 2012
New Delhi: After the London Olympics, India will be participating in the 34th Champions Trophy to be held at Melbourne from December 1 to 9 this year.
The tournament would be the first top level international event after the Olympics. Apart from India, the other countries participating are Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and New Zealand with the total likely to go upto 8 in total.
The tournament will be played at the State Netball Hockey Centre, the same venue that also hosted 2009 edition of the Men's FIH Champions Trophy.
Last time India played Champions Trophy in 2005 as hosts in Chennai and they finished fifth in that edition.