PR Sreejesh in race for FIH goalkeeper of the year

Updated: Nov 13, 2016, 14:54 IST | PTI

Indian men's hockey captain PR Sreejesh has been named as one of the candidates for 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year award of the FIH, while Harmanpreet Singh made the grade as one of the 2016 Rising Women Star of the Year nominees

PR Sreejesh
PR Sreejesh

Dubai: Indian men's hockey captain PR Sreejesh has been named as one of the candidates for 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year award of the FIH, while Harmanpreet Singh made the grade as one of the 2016 Rising Women Star of the Year nominees.

The nominees for the 2016 Hockey Stars Awards, the annual prizes recognising the best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, coaches and umpires in a given calendar year, were announced during the Hockey Revolution Part 2 Conference of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) which is currently taking place here.

Sreejesh is up against Argentina's Juan Vivaldi, Jaap Stockmann of the Netherlands, Belgium's Vincent Vanasch and Irishman David Harte.

There was no Indian in the 2016 Player of the Year nominations (both men and women) and in the 2016 Coach of the Year nominations (both men and women).

Winners will be decided by the combined results of an online vote that is open to the public and a peer vote from international athletes. Voting for players, goalkeepers and rising stars will open on November 16 and closes on December 2.

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