English lessons for Indian hockey players?

IF an ambitious Graham Reid plan sees the light of day, then members of the Indian hockey team might have a few extra-curricular activities over the next couple of months.

Published: 10th June 2019 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2019 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Poland during FIH Men's Series Finals 2019 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. (Photo | PTI)

Indian hockey team players celebrate a goal during a match. (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: If an ambitious Graham Reid plan sees the light of day, then members of the Indian hockey team might have a few extra-curricular activities over the next couple of months. One of those could potentially be the core members attending a few English classes whenever they are in the camp in Bengaluru. While the new coach hasn’t discussed the idea with anybody at Hockey India, he is mulling about it. “That could be done... it is one of the few things that I’m thinking about,” he told this daily during an interaction on the sidelines of the ongoing FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar. A plan like this will need to be rubber-stamped by HI before it sees the light of day. 

This is one among a range of preliminary ideas that Reid has been thinking about since being appointed in April. He is also fiddling with the idea of multiple Indian senior teams for the Pro League next season. While he did not elaborate on his plans, it would essentially mean one team going to Australia while a different squad of 18 will go to Argentina. But it’s important to stress that all these plans haven’t been discussed at any formal level.

Stay up to date on all the latest Sport news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp