Sardar tells The Indian Express that even though it is frustrating to see coaches come and go, Van Ass’s departure won’t have a big impact.
Camping in a tiny Himachal hamlet, eight thousand feet above sea level, the Van Ass saga and its repercussions have not been felt by the team.
India will open their tour with a match against hosts France at Le Touquet.
Batra said they would request Oltmans to stay on till the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in India.
Mihir Vasavda speaks to four of Paul van Ass’ predecessors about the fears and frustrations of the India job.
His predecessors Jose Brasa, Michael Nobbs and Terry Walsh all left the country and the job on a bitter note.
To deepen the crisis, assistant coach Jude Felix too is reported to have resigned on Friday.
Assistant coach Jude Felix tendered his resignation hours after Harbinder Singh-led nine-member committee recommended that Van Ass should not be continued.
Paul van Ass' predecessors Jose Brasa, Michael Nobbs and Terry Walsh also left the country on an unceremonious note.
The development leaves India without a coach with barely a year to go for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The players have also said that high performance director Roelant Oltmans is the best possible option to take over the reins from his compatriot.
On behalf of Dhyan Chand, his son and former Indian hockey player Ashok Kumar will receive the award.
HI boss, though, is willing to go to Holland and get the coach back if the panel feels he is the right man for the job.
In his brief stint as coach, outspoken Paul van Ass showed he was ready to take on hierarchy even at the cost of his job.
Paul van Ass told The Indian Express that he did not know why he had been dismissed.
Barely five months into the job, Van Ass's departure can affect India's preparation for Rio Olympics which is just a year away.
The committee will provide feedback and recommendations for the future course of action for the teams in the build up to Rio 2016.
Van Ass' inability to submit his report on India’s performance at the World League has intensified speculations that he won’t be continuing.
All Rani Rampal had was hockey, astonishing talent and her parents’ unstinted support. But why does she still struggle to survive?
While Narinder Batra was in the middle of his address to the players, Van Ass intervened and asked Batra to leave the field.
Paul van Ass — currently on a leave, visiting Holland —himself is believed to have said he is unsure when he will return.
But Hockey India high performance director will continue in his post.
The Indian Express takes a look at the areas where India lost the plot in Antwerp.
The win at Antwerp secured a 5th place finish for India and brought the side one step closer to qualification for the Rio Olympics.
India women's team's lone Olympic appearance was at Moscow in 1980.
Indian defensive structure fell apart as they were frequently caught off-guard by counter-attacks.
Custodian Savita emerges the saviour as India enhance their Olympic qualification with a 1-0 win over Japan in the fifth-place playoff.
Indian backline looked slow and sloppy, with the sole exception of goalkeeper Sreejesh.
The Indian hockey eves, ranked 13 in the world, prevailed 5-4 over Italy in the shoot-out.
After securing a come-from-behind win against Malaysia, India face Belgium test in HWL.
Raghunath was to be the first-choice penalty flicker in Antwerp, backed by Jasjit, while Rupinder was to be rested.
Jasjit Singh proves drag-flick prowess by scoring brace in 3-2 win over Malaysia in HWL Semifinals.
India, ranked No 13 in the world, were no challenge for World Cup and Olympic title holders The Netherlands.
Undaunted by India's status as the reigning Asian Games champions, Malaysia have promised to raise the tempo.
Australia stamped their authority over India with two early goals, leaving India with plenty of work to do in deep defence.
India finish second in Pool A after suffering a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Australia.