Former India players roped in to assist Oltmans

Former India players Arjun Halappa, Bharat Chettri and Jugraj Singh are set to join the coaching staff of the Senior men's hockey team.

Former India player Arjun Halappa will join the coaching staff of Hockey India for the national camp. (File photo)   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Former India players Arjun Halappa, Bharat Chettri and Jugraj Singh are set to join the coaching staff of the Senior men's hockey team. The three will work under chief coach Roelant Oltmans, who will take charge of the national camp commencing at the SAI here on Tuesday.

“We will have three Indian coaches working under the chief coach,” said Hockey India Secretary Md. Mushtaque Ahmad.

Halappa confirmed the news. "Yes, I'm joining the coaching staff," he said. Jugraj, considered one of the country's finest drag-flickers and now a DSP with Punjab Police, stated that he would join the camp a few days late as he was on post-poll counting duty in Punjab.