Former Olympic gold-medalist Vasudevan Baskaran appointed men's hockey coach

Baskaran has previously coached the senior men's national team for 10 years. Under his guidance, India played 187 matches including two World Cups and the 2000 Olympic Games.

updated: November 20, 2013 16:26 IST
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New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday appointed former Olympic gold-medalist V Baskaran as a coach of the men's national team to work under recently-appointed chief coach Terry Walsh. HI also clarified that MK Kaushik would also remain on the coaching staff.

"Baskaran has joined the training camp of the senior men's hockey team at SAI Centre, Bhopal to help prepare the side for the FIH World League Finals in Delhi in January 2014 and the FIH World Cup to be held in The Netherlands next year," HI said in a statement.

HI Secretary General Narinder Batra felt Baskaran's experience will come in handy for the team. Baskaran has coached India several times before, the last coming at the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach.

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