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Hockey India names Harendra Singh as boss mentor of men’s group

Hockey India names Harendra Singh as boss mentor of men's group; Sjoerd Marijne to assume control over ladies' side

Hockey India names Harendra Singh as boss mentor of men’s group; Sjoerd Marijne to assume control over ladies’ side

Hockey India has delegated Harendra Singh as mentor of India’s men’s group, while Sjoerd Marijne will assume control as boss mentor of ladies’ side.

Hockey India names Harendra Singh as boss mentor of men's group; Sjoerd Marijne to assume control over ladies' side
File image of Harendra Singh. Image Courtesy: Hockey India

A week ago, the board reappointed goalkeeper PR Sreejesh as the skipper of the national group till the finish of the year, removing the armband from midfielder Manpreet Singh.

The choice to change mentors goes ahead the background of men’s hockey group having a frustrating keep running at the as of late finished up Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. India completed without a decoration in the wake of losing to England in the bronze award playoff coordinate.

The news comes days after David John – India’s superior executive – said that Marijne will keep his activity. “Subtle elements of the CWG survey meeting will be made open on Tuesday, however I can state that Sjoerd Marijne keeps his activity as the central mentor,” John said while conversing with Zee Media on Saturday.

Marijne was initially selected as the central mentor of national ladies’ group, yet he was advised to assume control over the men’s group after the sacking of Roelant Oltmans, who joined the Pakistan national group. Harendra, who drove the lesser men’s hockey group to the World Cup title in 2016, assumed responsibility of the ladies’ hockey group after Marijne’s flight.

“Harendra Singh carries with himself an abundance of experience and has beforehand dealt with a great deal of the men’s cooperative people amid his spells in the Hockey India League (HIL) and with the lesser groups. While Marijne’s first spell with the ladies’ group was an extremely fruitful one and we are certain he will keep on doing great with this group as he has done previously,” said Mohd Mushtaque Ahmed, secretary general of Hockey India.

Both Marine and Harendra communicated their fulfillment over the new parts appointed to them.

“I’m eager to rejoin with the ladies’ group and will hope to concentrate expanding on the great shape showed by the group in most recent a half year as we anticipate the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018,” said Marijne.

Harendra stated: “It is a respect for me to now deal with the Indian men’s hockey group. It has been an exceptionally fulfilling venture with the ladies’ hockey group and I might want to express gratitude toward Hockey India for entrusting me with the new part as we set ourselves up for an essential season ahead.”

(This Story Originating From FIRSTPOST)

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Rani Rampal to lead Indian ladies’ hockey group

Commonwealth Games 2018: Rani Rampal to lead Indian ladies' hockey group, goalkeeper Savita Punia returns

Commonwealth Games 2018: Rani Rampal to lead Indian ladies’ hockey group, goalkeeper Savita Punia returns

Commonwealth Games 2018: Ace striker Rani Rampal will chief a 18-in number Indian ladies’ group, while experienced goalkeeper Savita Punia will bear the obligations of bad habit skipper at one month from now’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Hockey India said on Wednesday.

The Indian group has been assembled in Pool An alongside Malaysia, Wales, England and South Africa at the multi-brandish occasion planned to start on 4 April. India will start their battle on 5 April against Wales.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Rani Rampal to lead Indian ladies' hockey group, goalkeeper Savita Punia returns

27-year-old Savita, who is making an arrival to the group in the wake of having been refreshed for the as of late finished up voyage through South Korea, will be joined by Rajani Etimarpu in objective.

The barrier unit is pressed with understanding and coarseness as Deepika, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam will hope to keep out the restriction’s assaults.

Monika, Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal and Lilima Minz will frame the midfield while Rani, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur and Poonam Rani, who came back to the squad amid South Korea visit, will shape India’s assault.

The Indian group is as of now positioned No 10 on the planet and will confront firm rivalry from higher positioned groups, for example, World No 2 England, World No 4 New Zealand and World No 5 has Australia.

In any case, boss mentor Harendra Singh is certain that the decided group can cause tremendous bombshells on the back of winning the five-coordinate arrangement in South Korea.

We have played with a similar arrangement of players for a long stretch so the players have framed an awesome comprehension among themselves which was apparent amid our 2017 Asia Cup triumph,” he said.

“The group additionally performed well in South Korea to beat a higher-positioned side and we will hope to cause a couple of miracles and go for the platform as the spirit is high going into the renowned Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games.

Singh additionally respected the consideration of the accomplished goalkeeper Savita, who is as of now in Oman experiencing a Goalkeeping instructing course.

The Junior Men’s World Cup-winning mentor stated, Savita is a necessary piece of the group and acquires a great deal of experience objective for us. She has played more than 200 counterparts for her nation and has performed in critical matches of huge competitions. In this way, it regards have her back in the group as she helps the cautious and hostile players too by conferring her aptitude.

The Indian Women’s Hockey group had won the gold decoration at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in England in the wake of overcoming the hosts 3-2 after additional time in the last match and stowed the silver award in the resulting 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Nonetheless, the group has just figured out how to complete fifth in the 2010 and 2014 versions of the quadrennial competition.

Captain Rani is certain that her group can rehash the accomplishment of 2002 and 2006 in Australia.

“We go into the competition in great frame in the wake of winning the arrangement in South Korea and keeping in mind that we have just completed fifth in the two past events, this time we will hope to complete on the platform,” the 23-year-old said.

“We have an incredible arrangement of players with a blend of understanding and youth. The group’s yearning to win will surely be a key factor in us performing admirably at the Games.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Savita Punia (VC), Rajani Etimarpu

Protectors: Deepika, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam.

Midfielders: Monika, Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz.

Advances: Rani (C), Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Poonam Rani.

(This Story Originating From FIRSTPOST)

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Determined Indian Men’s Hockey Team Outclass Malaysia 5-1

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Determined Indian Men's Hockey Team Outclass Malaysia 5-1

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Determined Indian Men’s Hockey Team Outclass Malaysia 5-1

India kept their expectations alive to play in the last of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Determined Indian Men's Hockey Team Outclass Malaysia 5-1

The Indian Men’s Hockey Team rode showed a ruling execution as they outflanked has Malaysia 5-1 at the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 on Wednesday. Shilanand Lakra (10′), Gurjant Singh (42′, 57′), Sumit Kumar (48′) and Ramandeep Singh (51′) scored as India kept their expectations alive to play in the last. Faizal Saari (33′) was the solitary objective scorer for Malaysia. Coming into the match after a dazzling 2-1 win against Olympic Champions Argentina, Malaysia rushed to get off the squares.

Be that as it may, it was India, who drew the primary blood with an opening objective through Shilanand Lakra in the tenth moment. The new expansion in the Indian group did outstandingly well to get a benchmark go from Gurjant Singh to tap it over the Malaysian goalkeeper getting India 1-0 lead.

The next minutes saw Indian goalkeeper Suraj Karkera remain occupied at the post as he made some splendid recoveries. It was Faizal Saari’s second endeavor to score which was parried away by the youthful Karkera. He later spared another well-struck shot by Tengku Tajudin.

India did well to rule with ball ownership, while their safeguard adhered to their weapons to deny an objective. Then, Surrender Kumar, Shilanand Lakra and Sumit Kumar worked couple to win the main punishment corner (PC) of the match in the second quarter yet Amit Rohidas’ flick was blocked away.

Seconds before the halftime, Fitri Saari demonstrated some great stick work to make a go on objective however went dreadfully wide.

India, with a 1-0 lead, had their assignment cut out in the second from last quarter.

Yielding a PC three minutes into the second from last quarter didn’t help their motivation. Faizal Saari, who had missed numerous chances to score at an opportune time, was precise as he wildly struck the ball past Karkera to adjust in the 33rd moment.

A PC in the 42nd moment saw Gurjant Singh clutch the bounce back after Varun Kumar’s flick ricocheted off the goalkeeper. A mindful Gurjant needed to tap the ball into the post to bring India the truly necessary 2-1 lead.

The activity came down to the last quarter when India changed apparatuses and assaulted the hosts who seemed as though they were losing steam.

In spite of the fact that Malaysia won a PC toward the beginning of the final quarter, Karkera, brought once again into the post, completed an extraordinary activity to spare and kept captain Razie Rahim from scoring. It was Ramandeep Singh who did well as a feeder when he splendidly helped Sumit Kumar who scored India’s third objective in the 48th moment.

India scored two more objectives through Ramandeep (51′) and Gurjant Singh (57′).

India will confront Ireland on March 9 in their last round-robin coordinate.

(This Story Originating From NDTV)

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