Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was on Wednesday appointed as a coach of the senior men’s hockey team, after chief coach Michael Nobbs was shown the door because of non-performance.

Kaushik will assist High Performance Director, Roelant Oltmans, who will now double up as a chief coach till a suitable replacement for Nobbs is found.

Reacting to his appointment, Kaushik said: “I am very happy. It’s an honour for any player to coach his country; I have experience of working with different people from the coaching fraternity and will give my best.”

“I will now sit down with the entire team management and find out solutions, which can help India qualify for next year’s World Cup,” he said.

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