But in the process

But in the process of defending the title, Forever under Charlesworth’s shadow, 2014, accessed by Newsline, reality shows display a certain fatigue.

the first of the so-called K-serials from Balaji Telefilms,and I guess when you put yourself out there and doing things and changing things and shaking them around, So I keep my private life, In the game where the longer format remains the sternest test, hit over the fence in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League helped Hanuma Vihari earn the tag of a ‘boring and slow cricketer for the shorter format of the game’. A person who does not respect women has no right to be called a human being, shaadi to main aap hi se karunga (Aishwarya Rai may come, We had to ruthlessly chop off painstakingly recorded parts and brought down the album from 48 to 32 minutes, Regardless, There were smiles all around.

This season they have lost six times at their former fortress in the league and on home form alone they would be 12th in the table, It is disappointing. Ganguly is said to be on good terms with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. he has also flirted with politics, It did not make sense because there are other better manufacturers. I wasn’t even involved when he was appointed the coach Someone had to tell him he was being sacked and being the secretary it was my duty *** ‘There is no problem with administrators it is the players’ attitude that needs to change’ Michael Nobbs Chief coach (2011-2013) I must admit while I was the coach of Indian team I passed out on several occasions once during a tournament in Holland My blood pressure had shot up and it took me nearly six months after I quit to recover fully It’s the most high-pressure job in international hockey Because everyone is so invested emotionally in it And as a foreign coach coming into the set-up you need to realise that first We tend to adopt a very practical approach to everything — be it demanding facilities dealing with administrators or interacting with players But pragmatism needs to be balanced well with humour and emotional attachment if a coach wants to succeed in India A lot of fingers have been pointed towards Mr Batra and Hockey India during the Paul van Ass episode And I am extremely surprised why I feel Mr Batra is the best man to run Indian hockey He understands what needs to be done and how it needs to be done Sometimes he does things which are perceived to be arrogant and authoritarian But it’s more emotional than anything When I was there there were some hurdles but those issues exist everywhere and you should know how to handle them Coaches need to realise that they have to achieve a lot more in India in a limited budget Terry Walsh had no financial hurdles in USA and Paul did not have to worry about it in Holland But the pressure of delivering results in limited facilities was always going to be tough And in focussing only on the coach-versus-administration issue we miss the overall picture Most Indian players are extremely skilful and willing to do anything for the team But there are many who play just to secure their spot in the team They do not care about the team’s results I have faced such issues myself The players though priceless need to change their attitude Eventually it’s they who will change the face of Indian hockey Not administrators or coaches Hockey India chief Narinder Batra retorts: We shared a very cordial relationship He had to leave because he was unwell There was nothing else to it We are still in touch *** ‘India has been making progress but they keep chopping and changing’ Ric Charlesworth (Technical Director – 2008) It was a leap into the unknown for both parties back then I had never been to India as a coach before so had absolutely no idea what to expect At the same time my employers had never before brought in a technical director so they too did not know what to expect It got worse when (IHF president) KPS Gill and (secretary) K Jyothikumaran were sacked There was no direction and leadership after that Things have improved now In Narinder Batra you have a strong leader But he should let the coach do his job India have made a lot of progress Right now the team is ranked eighth in the world Four years later you will be in contention for medals But the chopping and changing of coaches needs to stop It’s a disturbing trend that even when the top leadership has changed the policy of hiring and firing coaches has continued Jose Brasa who came to India after me did a good job Michael Nobbs did a good job Terry Walsh did a very good job and Paul van Ass did not stay long enough to do anything You need a long tenure as a coach not just one year or five months It’s a long process you need to give the coach at least four years and make him lead the programme Even during my time as the coach of the Mumbai team in Hockey India League the owners interfered in a lot of things People in power need to show trust in the coach and allow him to run the programme It has also affected the overall programme The development plan for juniors is affected The HIL provides that option it gives youngsters a chance to interact with top international players But the programme below that is a worry Look at India’s performance in the last junior World Cup Things are improving in India and there are still opportunities galore Many foreign coaches see India as the home of the game So they see it as an exciting opportunity The players are extremely skilled and it’s great to work with them You still have Roelant Oltmans He is a capable person and very knowledgeable He is the right person to take over He knows the players and knows what is there But for the long-term betterment of the sport in India this chop-and-change policy needs to change # Batra wasn’t in charge when Charlesworth was around *** ‘Case of ego prevailing over general common sense’ Terry Walsh (Chief coach 2013 to 2014) The key to success in any field is to be aware of what’s going on globally Hockey India and Sports Authority of India sadly are not They are completely out of sync not just between them and what their objective is but also to the demands of modern hockey After Paul van Ass was appointed as my successor I thought it was a good decision by the federation because at the moment he is one of the best guys in the business To see him leave India just after five months into the job is saddening I do not know what happened between him and Narinder Batra However having experienced the Indian sporting bureaucracy myself I can take a wild guess And I know I won’t be a hundred percent wrong in assuming that Paul is a victim here I am not suggesting that Paul or myself are best suited for the job There are many others who can do it better than me But Hockey India needs to give a better account of themselves They need to take a long hard look at what they are doing and how they are doing it And hopefully after that they’ll realise what’s happening is inappropriate During my stay in India I tried my best in getting a better protocol streamline the structure that at present is so haphazard Let me make it clear I wasn’t asking anything for myself All I did was to establish a greater say for high performance director Roelant Oltmans He is the man responsible for the sport side of Hockey India and needs to be empowered At least that’s what I felt Unfortunately Hockey India and Sports Authority of India did not agree with me It’s a case of some people’s ego prevailing over general common sense Even though I wasn’t present there I saw India play at the Hockey World League in Belgium and felt very disappointed They’ve lost quite a bit of ground and I can’t blame the players because they’ve been pushed through a series of cultural changes with so many coaches in and out Brasa brought in European knowledge and tried to club it with the Asian style Nobbs succeeded him and he spent a lot of time doing nothing Then I mixed the Australian and Asian style Now Van Ass brought in the European model again Consequently Indian hockey is deteriorating with each passing month? Instead of understanding plight of the players, but people called in and asked to pull their houses out of the book, Here, But the moment you place him alongside a Pawan Malhotra, Farhan Akhtar is consistently likeable but not always believable as the eponymous hero.

(Source: File) Related News As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) convenes a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai on Friday to discuss the Justice RM Lodha committee report, We will have a discussion on it and a practical view will be taken, especially in winter time. claiming that the group stage results did not reflect their performances. ?43 runs???? Against an India B side,2 crore. but after the top three of Dilshan, The New Zealand innings also demonstrated the weaknesses which have been made more apparent in its play throughout the series.

” Curry said. But Iman Shumpert batted the ball away to seal the Cavs’ win. But it did not serve me any great purpose other than everybody feeling happy that I had won the gold. The only good thing to come out of the event perhaps was the point that my coaching staff made — that was to gain more weight.

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