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Krishan Kaushik appointed as the coach of Indian men's hockey team

Alagappan V
1.43K   //    10 Jul 2013, 21:09 IST

Indian men’s hockey team gets a new coach

Hockey India has announced the appointment of Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, a member of India’s gold medal winning side in 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, as the coach of senior men’s hockey team. This comes after the sacking of chief coach Michael Nobbs just two days ago.

Kaushik, whose first assignment with the team will be the Asia Cup in Ipoh, is expected to join the national camp at the SAI Centre in Bangalore which starts on July 16. He will be assisting the High Performance Director, Roelant Oltmans

On his appointment, Kaushik said: “I am very happy. It’s an honour for any player to coach his country, I have experience of working with different people from the coaching fraternity and will give my best.

“I will now sit down with the entire team management and find out solutions which can help India qualify for next year’s World Cup.

“In Rotterdam the pressure was less but in the Asia Cup the pressure on the Indian team will be immense and we will have to perform under pressure.”

Source: Firstpost