Former captain Pargat Singh, Mir Ranjan Negi and Gurbux Singh have been included within the ‘Masters Committees’ constituted by Hockey India’s state member models to advertise and develop masters hockey within the nation, the nationwide federation stated on Tuesday.
The initiative will present alternatives for all age teams (each female and male) to proceed their ardour for hockey and stay lively within the sport no matter any age barrier, the HI stated in a launch.
In March, HI had joined 38 different nationwide associations from world wide as a member of the World Masters Hockey (WMH), which is the only real masters entity recognised by the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) and is accountable for organising worldwide masters hockey globally.
To additional perform tasks on the state Degree, HI urged all of the state member models to kind working committees comprising of former nationwide and worldwide hockey gamers to guide the state stage exercise.
The committee’s first duty will probably be to make sure all of the masters athletes of assorted age classes are registered on the Hockey India member models portal.
The Hockey India Masters Committee, which will probably be overseeing all issues associated to those masters matches and tournaments on the nationwide stage in India, is headed by Harbinder Singh because the chairman, RP Singh because the convener, with members together with former India gamers B P Govinda, Jagbir Singh, A B Subbaiah, Surinder Kaur and M Renuka Lakshmi.
Talking concerning the overwhelming response acquired from state member models to kind the Masters Committee, HI secretary normal Rajinder Singh stated: “We’re comfortable to obtain nice assist from our State Member Models who’ve promptly fashioned their respectively Committees with some very distinguished names of Indian hockey.
“I’m assured with their ardour and endeavour, we can develop a platform for former gamers within the masters class to stay within the sport no matter their age.”
“One of many targets of Masters Committee is to encourage gamers to return again onto the sphere and play hockey as a leisure exercise and to remain in contact with the game that they’ve all the time liked and been captivated with,” he added.