Cash awards for Raghunath, Sreejesh, Ramandeep

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 04, 2013 07:40 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Wednesday announced cash awards for three players who were part of the Indian men's team that won the silver medal at the recently concluded Asia Cup tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia.

HI will give Rs.1 lakh each to defender V.R. Raghunath for winning the Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament Award and vice-captain and goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh for winning Goalkeeper of the Tournament award Sunday.

Another Rs.1 lakh will also be awarded to debutant forward Ramandeep Singh for scoring a goal on debut for India. Ramandeep scored his first international goal against Oman in their opening match of the tournament.

HI secretary general Narinder Batra congratulated the team.

"Out of four individual awards at the Asia Cup, Indian players have won two. It speaks highly about the performance of Indian team. Debutant Ramandeep Singh also deserves a special mention for his maiden goal in his debut match," said Batra.

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