Asian Games 2018: Sreejesh to lead Indian hockey team as Rupinder returns

first_imgHockey India on Monday announced the 18-member men’s squad for the upcoming Asian Games 2018, which is slated to begin in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18.Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will continue to led the Indian side as Indian forward Akashdeep Singh has made a return to the squad after being sidelined due to an injury.Meanwhile, experienced drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh has also been named in the squad after being rested for the Champions Trophy.Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam will be joined by the experienced Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad in the midfield.India’s forward line will see Akashdeep, experienced SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Dilpreet Singh.The team’s defence will be handled by Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar and Birendra Lakra.Reflecting on the team’s composition, India coach Harendra Singh said that the team is a good mix of players who have proved their abilities in past. He, however, admitted that the team will miss the experienceof Ramandeep Singh who was ruled out of the event due to a knee injury.”We have a great mix of players who have shown their abilities in the recent tournaments. Though it is unfortunate we will be missing out on Ramandeep Singh’s experience as he is ruled out of the Asian Games due to a recent knee surgery he underwent,” Harendra Singh said.”But it is good to have Akashdeep Singh back in the mix. Both Rupinder and Akashdeep have remained in camp when the team was away in Breda and have had good match practice against Bangladesh over the past week and are raring to go,” he added.advertisementThe 18-member squad will join the rest of the core group at ongoing National Camp in Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru after a short five-day break.The next three weeks in camp will see a mix of players take on the Korean national team in five practice matches and the New Zealand national team in three matches ahead of the all-important Asian Games.Indian coach has asserted that the practice match against Korea and New Zealand will be good for team’s preparation ahead of the Asian Games and they will be aiming for gold in the event to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The full squad for the Asian games is as follows:Goalkeepers – PR Sreejesh (Captain), Krishan B PathakDefenders – Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit RohidasMidfielders – Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Vice-Captain), Simranjeet Singh, Sardar Singh, Vivek Sagar PrasadForwards – SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Dilpreet Singh.(With ANI inputs)last_img read more

Lascelles lands new six-year Newcastle deal

first_imgTransfers ‘Over the moon’ Lascelles lands new six-year Newcastle deal Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 00:29 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lascelles - Cropped Getty Images Transfers Newcastle United Premier League The 23-year-old defender has committed his long-term future to St. James’ Park by signing a new contract with the club until 2023 Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has been rewarded for a fine start to the Premier League season with a new six-year contract.Lascelles, 23, signed a new deal on Friday that will keep him at St James’ Park until 2023, having scored two winning goals already in 2017-18, against Swansea City and Stoke City.Newcastle 10/1 to be relegated Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The defender joined from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and spent an additional year on loan with his former side, meaning this is his third campaign with Newcastle’s squad.Rafael Benitez made him captain at the start of last season, in which Newcastle won promotion from the Championship.”I’m over the moon,” Lascelles told the club’s website.”Since I came to Newcastle, I’ve been happy; I love the city, the football and the fans. Everything about it, I enjoy so I’m happy to be tied down for the next six years here.”We’ve got a group of ambitious lads, the fans are excellent and the manager has got trust in me, so I’m really happy here and I want to take the club as high as it can go.”More from our exclusive NUFC TV interview with @Lascelles16, who has today signed a new contract with #NUFChttps://t.co/RN7imEAm3k pic.twitter.com/455uTZNMaK— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2017Benitez has been impressed by Lascelles’ development since his own arrival at the club last year.”As soon as I made the decision to make Jamaal the captain of Newcastle United, he rose to the challenge and he has developed as a player and a character,” said Benitez.”He has proven himself to be a very good leader and a good role model too.”He has also improved as a player, responding well to our advice and guidance and getting better with every game.”I would like to congratulate him on his new contract with the club, it is very well deserved.”Lascelles has appeared in all seven of Newcastle’s Premier League games this season, with Benitez’s men due to play away to Southampton after the international break.last_img read more

PDM calling for Govt to say something on Desarrollos

first_img Related Items:desarollos, Pdm, rufus ewing, sharlene cartwright-robinson, walter stipa Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Apr 2015 – The Premier is being asked why he has not yet addressed the matter involving a striking law suit against Walter Stipa and others of the Desarrollos Hotel Group; the company which recently signed a hotel agreement with TCIG. In a media statement yesterday, the Opposition Party leader points out that it has been nearly a week since the story broke with no word from Government. The PDM says: “We believe that there is sufficient cause for the Government to address the fears and confusion that rests with the people of these Islands. We are therefore calling on the Government to address its people on this important issue.” The PDM, like others are questioning whether due diligence was done with the investor which is expected to begin construction of a Ritz Carlton branded resort in November. While the Department of Justice yesterday confirmed it is not investigating Walter Stipa and Desarrollos directly, it did confirm that a confessed $300 million dollar Ponzi Schemer is suing the group for $15 million dollars it says it gave to them, without having anything given in return. Hon Sharlene Robinson said this news surrounding Stipa and Desarrollos has unsettled the masses: “The signing of this deal and this Government’s multiple announcements over the past years gave comfort …. that due diligence was done and that the Rufus Ewing led PNP Administration was satisfied with the Report. This project has given the country great pause to expect the anticipation of much needed investment…” Only the Governor’s Office has replied, saying that TCIG’s Press Office will issue a statement; that was since Monday. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Recommended for youlast_img read more