2020 is the yr of the Olympics and Indian sports activities lovers have nice expectations from hockey. A couple of months earlier than the Olympics, there’s large information for Indian hockey.
Captain Manpreet Singh of the Indian males's staff has been chosen as the most effective hockey participant on this planet. He can be the primary participant within the nation to win this award. The International Hockey Federation's annual awards have been introduced on Thursday.
Indian Captain Manpreet Singh has been awarded the FIH Player of the Year Award by the FIH. Manpreet led the staff to victory in opposition to South Africa within the ultimate of the FIH Men's Hockey Series below his captaincy in June final yr. <! –
Under Manpreet's captaincy, Hindustan gained the Tokyo Olympics ticket defeating Russia within the Olympic qualifiers in November final yr.
Manpreet has left behind world champions Victor Waganez and Arthur Van Doren of Belgium, Australia's Eran Jalewski and Eddie Ockenden of Argentina within the race for the award. Hockey India has congratulated Manpreet for this achievement. The FIH Player of the Year Award was instituted in 1999.
In an announcement, Manpreet stated, 'I’m very pleased to win this award and I wish to dedicate it to my staff. Also, I want to thank my well-wishers and hockey followers. It's good to see Indian hockey getting a lot assist. '