Thirty-eight teams will feature in the third Hockey India senior National men’s hockey championship to be played at two venues in Pune, Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex, Balewadi, and Major Dhyan Chand stadium, Pimpri from May 28-June 10.
The groupings: Pool ‘A’: Hockey Punjab, Hockey Delhi, Hockey Gujarat, Association of Indian Universities, Hockey Arunachal.
Pool ‘B’: Air India Sports Promotion Board, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Hockey Puducherry, Tripura Hockey, Chattisgarh Hockey.
Pool ‘C’: Hockey Karnataka, Services Sports Control Board, Hockey Bihar, Goans Hockey, Sports Authority of India. Pool ‘D’: Hockey Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey Andaman & Nicobar, Mumbai Hockey Association.
Pool ‘E’: Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Odisha, Hockey Himachal Pradesh, Bengal Hockey Association, Comptroller and Auditor General.
Pool ‘F’: Railway Sports Promotion Board, Hockey Bhopal, Sashastra Seema Bal, Hockey Jammu and Kashmir, Namdhari XI. Pool ‘G’: Manipur Hockey, Hockey Andhra Pradesh, Hockey Uttarakhand, Hockey Kerala. Pool ‘H’: Hockey Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh Olympic Association, Hockey Assam, Hockey Rajasthan.