PR Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes' Committee

Jan 12, 2017 09:14 IST

PR SreejeshThe Indian men’s hockey team captain PR Sreejesh on 11 January 2017 became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee.

The nomination of Indian men's hockey team captain to the FIH Athletes' Committee was confirmed by the FIH Executive Board.

The FIH Athletes' Committee consists of a total of eight current and former hockey players. They have the responsibility to act as a liaison between the FIH and the athletes. They also make sure that the athletes have voice in the federation's decision making process. In addition, the team will also develop, collate, provide and promote resources for athletes on topics of direct concern including athlete health and welfare, anti-doping, betting, match-fixing, career preparation and management.

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About PR Sreejesh

Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh is plays as a goalkeeper in the Indian national team. He is also the current captain of the team.

He plays for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League.

He made into the Junior National Team in 2004 in a match against Australia in Perth.

He made his debut in the Senior National Team in 2006 at the South Asian Games in Colombo.

He was a part of the team that won silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He was handed over the responsibilities of the captain of Indian hockey team On 13 July 2016.

He captained the team that won the silver medal at the 2016 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy.

About International Hockey Federation

The International Hockey Federation is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey.

It also looks over field hockey's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.

It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Its current President is Narinder Batra.

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