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Jugraj dones a new role

india Updated: Oct 25, 2007 20:38 IST
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Penalty corner expert Jugraj Singh, who was with the junior men's team recently, is all set to train the Indian women's hockey team here in December.

An inspector with Punjab Police, Jugraj has been given the 'green signal' from his department and would be coming in the first week of December for a 15-day stint to teach the finer points of PC conversion to the Indian eves, preparing for the Olympics Qualifiers in Russia in April next.

"Certainly, Jugraj's training to the girls would be very helpful to the side," said chief coach GS Bhangu on Thursday, adding, "We desperately need a specialised drag flicker in the team, if we get it during the training programme here, it would be a great help to the side."

The IWHF is also trying to bring legendry Australian Ric Charlesworth for at least one week to help the Indian eves raise their standards.

Charlesworth, all set to become India's first foreign Technical Director, is expected to reach India sometime in the last week of November, and a decision on his visit here would be taken then.

"So far I don't know much about his arrival but one thing is sure that sooner or later he would be here in the camp to advice the girls," said Bhangu.

On Monday last, former India goalkeeper AB Subbaiah joined the team. "Now the game has become so technical that you need all kind of experts to develop a side into a unit," said Bhangu, adding, "Specialisation is a must, and a coach like Subbaiah would certainly be an advantage."