CWG 2014: India Face New Zealand in Hockey Semis Without Sardar

Suspended for two games - reduced to one after an appeal, Sardar Singh will miss the crucial Commonwealth Games semifinal clash against an experienced New Zealand side.

updated: August 01, 2014 18:32 IST
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India captain was found guilty of dangerous play during the match against South Africa.


Glasgow: The Indian men's hockey team will clash with New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday but without their captain Sardar Singh.

The midfielder has been suspended for one match following his second dangerous offence in the tournament. Sardar was reprimanded for dangerous play in Tuesday's game against Australia and then received a yellow card against South Africa Thursday. (India beat South Africa 5-2)

He was given a two-match suspension but after an an appeal by India, the jury reduced the suspension to one match.

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