As part of its preparation for the next year’s Olympic Games, Hockey India will evaluate the performance of the national men’s and women’s teams in the recently-held FIH World League Semi Finals in Belgium.
A Special Committee was formed by HI President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, early this month to assess the performance of the teams. The meeting of the committee will take place on July 24.
“The committee is made up of former Olympic players and international players and is chaired by Mr Harbinder Singh.
Other Committee Members include Mr. B.P Govinda, Mr. V Baskaran, Dr. A.B Subbaiah, Mr. Thoiba Singh, Dr. R.P Singh, Ms. Asunta Lakra and Ms. Jasjeet Kaur,” HI said in a statement.
The committee will review the reports and provide feedback and recommendations for the future course of action for the teams in their preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Speaking ahead of the meeting HI Secretary General Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad Secretary General said, “It is very essential for Hockey India to closely monitor the performance of the teams as we are gearing up for 2016 Olympics and there cannot be any leeway or scope for error now.”
The Indian women’s team secured a fifth place finish at the World League Semi Finals and which should be sufficient for them to gain entry in the Olympic Games.