Hockey academy to rope in Mir Ranjan Negi to train young players of MP
Former goalkeeper of Indian field hockey, Mir Ranjan Negi, will teach the minutes of goal keeping and other techniques of field hockey to budding players of Madhya Pradesh.bhopal Updated: Nov 17, 2015 17:22 IST
Former goalkeeper of Indian field hockey, Mir Ranjan Negi, will teach the minutes of goal keeping and other techniques of field hockey to budding players of Madhya Pradesh.
Negi is going to organise a camp soon in the state capital for hockey enthusiasts.
According to an officer of sports department, the department is also in discussion with Negi to impart training in capsule classes to upgrade the level of hockey in Madhya Pradesh State Hockey Academy (MPSHA).
During his short visit to Bhopal on Sunday, Negi has discussed the matter with some officers of sports department. Negi also met education minister for state Deepak Joshi.
The former goalkeeper of the India national field hockey team has also been invited as a chief guest for school nationals, which is scheduled to be held in December by the education minister.
Talking to HT, Negi said, “I have expertise in goal-keeping so I have decided to impart training to goal keepers of MP by organising a camp... During my visit to Bhopal, some officers from sports department approached me to impart training to players of MP in capsule classes.”
Negi said, “In next few years, MP will be developed as hub of hockey because the state has world-class infrastructure for hockey. I also hail from Indore. It’s a matter of immense pleasure for me to serve my birth place,” he added.
However, director sports Upendra Jain, was caught unaware of the talks. “I am not aware of any such discussion. If Negi joins hands with sports department of MP it will be beneficial for hockey of MP,” he said.
Recently, three juniors from Bhopal were selected in junior hockey team from Bhopal, which was once called nursery of hockey. The move to rope in Negi to train young hockey players will further push the prospects of hockey.
At present, former hockey Olympian Ashok Dhyan Chand is a technical advisor of MPSHA.