There was no place for Ismail Abu in the training squad for the national team that was named despite some strong performances in the recent Malaysian Hockey League.
And the door was also shut on the likes of Khairul Nizam Ibrahim, Jiwa Mohan, Jivan Mohan, Mohd Fikri Bassar, Tajol Rosli Mohammad and Muhd Fairuz who were in the training squad last year.
Also being shown the door were players who withdrew from the national team at one time or another in the likes of Ahmad Kazamirul, Muhammad Shafiq, Hakim Adnan, Mohd Amerullah, Baljit Singh Sarjab Singh, Herwan Pami, Harvinder Singh, Khairul Azrin.
And with the NSC only approving 25 players for the squad, the coaches decided to circumvent it by naming five attachment players.
The national team will participate in the Azlan Shah Cup (5-15 May) and a Four Nation Invitational in June in Moscow. They will also participate in the Champions Challenge in South Africa this November before the Olympic Qualifiers early next year.
Players from Asian Games
S. Kumar (TNB), Roslan Jamaluddin (KLHC), Muhd Razie Rahim (KLHC), Baljit Singh Charun Singh (TNB), Mohd Madzli Ikmar (TNB), Mohd Amin Rahim (TNB), Azreen Rizal Nasir (Sapura), Mohd Shahrun Nabil Abdullah (KLHC), Muhd Shukri Mutalib (KLHC), Muhammad Marhan Mohd Jalil (Sapura), Nabil Fiqri Mohd Noor, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Abdul Jalil (KLHC), Faisal Saari (TNB), Azlan Misron (KLHC), Hafifihafiz Hanafi Maybank), Izwan Firdaus Ahmad Tajuddin (Sapura)
Kevinder Singh (KLHC), Muhammad Azammi Adabi (TNB)
New Call Up
Muhd Izzat Mohd Rahim (Sapura), Mohd Fitri Abu Bakar (YNS), Shahrin Mohamad (Maybank), Muhd Firhan Ashaari (TNB), Faiz Helmi Jalil (TNB), Muhd Azri Hassan (UniKL), Muhd Rashid Baharom (Uitm)
Nor Izzat Sumantri (UniKL), Amir Farid Ahmad Fuzi (UniKL), Arief Iskandar Khamdan (UniKL), Mohd Fitri Saari (KLHC), Mohd Noor Faez (KLHC)
Khairul Nizam Ibrahim, Jiwa Mohan, Jivan Mohan, Mohd Fikri Bassar, Tajol Rosli Mohammad, Muhd Fairuz
Players not considered (who withdrew in September 2010)
Ahmad Kazamirul, Muhammad Shafiq, Hakim Adnan, Mohd Amerullah, Baljit Singh Sarjab Singh, Herwan Pami, Harvinder Singh, Khairul Azrin
Project 2013 Squad
Mohammad Hazrul Faiz Ahmad (BJSS), Norhizzat Sumantri (UniKL), Faiz Helmi Jali (TNB), Shazrul Imran Nazli (UniKL), Muhd Sabri Mohamed (TNB), Shazril Irwan Nazli (Uitm), Mohd Firi Saari (KLHC), Muhd Noor Faez Ibrahim (KLHC), Muhd Taufik Abd Hamid (UniKL), Muhd Firhan Ashaari (TNB), Fathi Kamel Shahrom Jamil (Uitm), Mohd Syamin Mohd Yusof, Hairulnizam Maizan (KLHC), Amir Farid Ahmad Fuzi (UniKL), Mohd Fariq Saadon (TNB), Muhd Hafizuddin Othman (Uitm), Harmesh Singh (MBPJ), Joel Samuel van Huizen (Sapura), Muhammad Ramadhan (UniKL), Arief Iskandar Khamdan (UniKL), Izad Hakimi Jamaluddin (Uitm), Mohd Rashid Baharom (Uitm), Ganeisha Tamil Chelvam (UniKL), Dedi Aryandi (UniKL), Muhd Afif Akmal Salim (Maybank), Mohd Zulhairi Hashim (UniKL), Sharul Azaddin (UniKL), Mohamed Azri (UniKL), Mohamed Shahril Saabah (SSBP), Faheed Saifullah (Uitm), Faizal Saari (TNB), Ahmad Amirul Alias (Uitm), Amirullah Zainol (Nur Insafi), Manraj Singh (Maybank)
Project 2017 Squad
Muhd Fitri Jasni (KL), Muhd Safie Shahrom (KL), Muhd Zulhaziq Hashim (KL), Misniwan Gusni (KL), Atitsha Tamil Chelvam (KL), Ahmad Asyraf Alias (KL), Zulaniq Adib Abdul Razak (KL), Nor Azrul Abdul Rahman (KL), Muhd Amirol Aideed Mohd Arshad (KL), Norsyafiq Sumantri (KL), Zizi Azwan Hassan Basri (KL), Muhd Farhan Danial Zulzairin (KL), Jonathan Anil Bhatti (KL), Muhd Ammar Zahri (Perak), Muhd Khairul Adha Ilyas (Perak), Mohd Zulhamizan Awang Abas (Perak), Muhd Najib Abu Hassan (Perak), Azril Misron (Perak), Muhd Husaini Mohd Husin (Perak), Muhd Ashran Hamsani (Perak), Mohd Helmi Jaafar (Perak), Muhd Hafif Elkan Nordin (Selangor), Nazirul Mubin Zebidi (Selangor), Mohd Hassan Shaherman (Selangor), Mohd Noor Khairul Azri Adnan (Selangor), Rafizul Ezry Mustafa (Selangor), Mohd Shami Ahmad Fozi (Selangor), Muhd Firdaus Omar (Malacca), Muhd Ridzwan Azmi (Malacca), Luqman Nurhakim Saiful (Malacca), Mohd Fahmi Asri Amir (Penang), Muhd Azwar Abdul Rahman (Penang), Abdul Muhaimin Abd Aziz (Penang), Izaidi Ismail (Penang), Muhd Hahmi Azhar Ruddin (Sabah), Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Zain (Kelntan), Muhd Syarifuddin Mohd Zain (Kelantan), Muhd Ashraf Mohd Noor (Kelantan), Sufi Ismat Rohor Amin (Terengganu), Mohd Hanif Hazemi (Kedah), Saravanan Matheyalagan (Kedah), Muhd Najmi Farizal Jazlan (Perlis), Muhd Shabariq Shamsuri (NS), S. Devamoorthy (NS), Muhd Ikhwan Ishak (NS), Kaarul Ariffin Kamaruddin (Johor), Abdul Halim Jalil (Pahang)