According the Hockey India’s official website, Former Indian Hockey Player and Khel Ratna awardee Sardar Singh who called time on his illustrious International career in 2018, has been listed as a member of the selections team committee, effective 1st January 2019.
Sardar was eager to continue till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but announced his retirement soon after his name was dropped from a list of 25-man probables for the national camp ahead of the ten-day Asian Champions Trophy.
Sardar’s appointment in the commitee, however, remains questionable at a time when Indian Coach Harendra Singh’s career is in jeopardy.
“We have no idea when he was appointed.” quoted a member from the Indian Media.
In 2008, Sardar Singh became the youngest player to captain India by leading the national team in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
In 12 years, the Haryana player has won three Asian Games medals, including a gold; three Asia Cup medals, including two golds; and a Champions Trophy silver medal.
He made 300 international appearances for India and was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.