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Sep 17, 2008 at 06:07pm IST

MK Kaushik back as India's men's hockey coach

New Delhi: Maharaj Krishan Kaushik is back as the coach of Indian men's hockey team. Harinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Romeo James have been named as Kaushik's assistants while AK Bansal has been appointed coach of the junior team.

Kaushik will be in charge of the team till the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in China.

The ad-hoc selection committee, headed by former Olympian Ajit Pal Singh, cleared the names on Wednesday.

BACK IN LIMELIGHT: Kaushik will be in charge of the team till the 2010 Asian Games.

Zafar Iqbal, Ashok Kumar, Aslam Sher Khan and Dhanraj Pillay are the other members of the ad-hoc committee of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Kaushik, who is presently the coach of the women's team, was at the helm when India won gold at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games.

The gold at Bangkok was India's first in the Asian Games in 32 years and the only major tournament win since the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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