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PR Sreejesh takes charge as Goalkeeping Coach of India Under-21 hockey team

Indian field hockey player PR Sreejesh on 8 December 2016 took over as goalkeeping mentor of the India Under-21 team.
●    The decision was taken when the home team is all set to compete in the Junior World Cup title after a prolonged 15-year wait.
●    Sreejesh, who is the captain of the senior national men’s team, will take charge of the role from South African Dave Staniforth.
●    Staniforth was roped in by Hockey India to work with the junior goalkeepers for a short three-week period keeping in mind the World Cup. He is set to leave for his home nation tomorrow.
●    Born on 8 May 1986, Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh is an Indian field hockey player.
●    He plays as a goalkeeper in the Indian national team and is its current captain.
●    He plays for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League.
●    In 2004, he made into the junior national team in a match against Australia in Perth.
●    He made his debut in the senior national team at South Asian Games in Colombo in 2006.
●    After India's victory at the 2008 Junior Asia Cup, he was awarded the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
●    His second Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament award came at the 2013 Asia Cup, in which India finished second in the tournament.
●    He was the captain of the team that won the silver medal at the Hero Champions Trophy 2016 held at London.
●    On 13 July 2016, he was given the responsibilities of the captain of Indian hockey team.