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Harendra demoted as junior India coach

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Following his outburst at the umpiring standards in the recently concluded Hockey World Cup, was on Wednesday removed from his position as chief of the Indian senior men's team.

According to a Hockey (HI) statement, Harendra will return to his former role of junior national team

"Hockey High Performance and met on Monday. The meeting was attended by Singh and members including Olympians Harbinder Singh, and Basis their discussions the committee has recommended to reassign Dronacharya awardee as the for the Indian junior men's team.

"The offer has been made by committee Singh for the said position to for taking charge of the junior men's team commencing from the camp slated to start in March 2019," Hockey said in a release.

Harendra's criticism of the umpiring standards in held at Bhubaneswar in December drew sharp reactions from (FIH) Narinder Batra, who had then hinted at some strict measures.

Since is yet to appoint a replacement for Harendra, the team will be overseen by and current Analytical Coach in the interim.

The governing body also announced that it will invite applications for the position of the shortly.

"In the meanwhile, will shortly be advertising and will invite applications for the position of the of the Indian men's team which will be returning to training camp in February 2019 for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to commence from March 23.

"In the interim, the team will be overseen by High Performance Director, and current Analytical Coach, Chris Ciriello," added the statement.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:26 IST