While admitting that their walk-out last month was unsavoury, coach Michael Nobbs has welcomed Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh to the National hockey camp “in the interests of the Indian team”.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday evening, Nobbs called the decision to overturn their two-year bans “good news to Indian hockey”, saying the team needed its best players for the Olympic qualifiers, and that the two had agreed to bans without inquiry for future wrongdoings.

“While we would like to build on our core strengths, Sandeep and Sardara's return will add to the team and give me more options as I prepare the boys for the Olympic qualifiers.” — Sports Reporter

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