Hockey India has announced the nominations for their annual awards which will be held in Bengaluru on March 26. This will be the second edition of the coveted awards and it will be given on the basis of the performance in 2015 and overall contribution to the game.
It will have total prize money of over Rs. 2 crores with the Player of the Year award in both men and Women’s category carrying prize money of Rs. 25 Lakhs each.
This year, the likes of Birendra Lakra, Akashdeep Singh, PR Sreejesh and Manpreet Singh will compete for the Player of the year award.
Here are the complete nominations of the awards:
Player of the Year (Men): Birendra Lakra, Akashdeep Singh, PR Sreejesh, Manpreet Singh.
Player of the Year (Women): Rani Rampal, Deepika, Ritu Rani, Savita.
Jugraj Singh Upcoming Player of the Year (Men, Under-21): Armaan Qureshi, Dipsan Tirkey, Harmanpreet Singh, Harjeet Singh.
Asunta Lakra Upcoming Player of the Year (Women, Under-21): Sonika, Deep Grace Ekka, Preeti Dubey, Lilima Minz.
Baljit Singh Award for Goalkeeper of the Year: Savita, Harjot Singh, PR Sreejesh, Rajani Etimarpu.
Pargat Singh Award for Defender of the Year: Birender Lakra, Deepika, Kothajit Singh, Sushila Chanu.
Ajit Pal Singh Award for Midfielder of the Year: Manpreet Singh, Harjeet Singh, Sardar Singh, Ritu Rani.
Dhanraj Pillay Award for Forward of the Year: Akashdeep Singh, Rani, SV Sunil, Anuradha Thokchom.
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