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Maharaj Krishan Kaushik appointed coach of Indian Hockey Team

Jul 11, 2013 12:06 IST

Hockey India (HI) on 10 July 2013 appointed Olympic gold medallist Maharaj Kishan Kaushik as the men's hockey team coach.

58 years old MK has replaced Michael Nobbs who was sacked after the team's series of dismal performances over the last 12 months.

Kaushik, who was working with the women's team from 1991, had to quit in 2010 after a female player charged allegations of sexual harassment against him. The player's letter to the Hockey India was signed by her 31 team mates but nothing was proved against Kaushik.

MK Kaushik will be joining the training camp of the senior men's team which is going to start from 16 July 2013 at the SAI Centre in Bangalore for the preparations for the 9th Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from August 24 to 1 September 2013.

A brief Insight into MK Kaushik’s Career

• Under the Coaching of MK Kaushik , India men's hockey team had won their last major international tournament, the 1998 Asian Games, Bangkok.
• In 1998, he received the Arjuna Award.
• The Indian women's team had won bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 under his coaching.
• He was a member of the team when it won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
• He had also written the book, The Golden Boot.

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