For the fast approaching Hero Hockey India League 2015, scheduled to commence from 22 January 2015 in India, Hockey India League has Henrik Ehlers as the Umpires Manager for the tournament and a panel 12 Indian officials and 6 umpires from around the world.
Currently serving as the member of the EHF Appointments Committee at the European Hockey Federation and an FIH International Umpires Manager since 2010, Henrik Ehlers will now also be seen taking up the responsibilities as that of an Umpires Manager at the upcoming Hero Hockey India League 2015.
The recently appointed Panel of Indian Officials boasts of many esteemed and experienced names such as Raghu Prasad RV, who officiated London 2012 Olympics apart from Junior and Senior World Cups, Commonwealth Games, etc. and Javed Shaikh, who has been officiating major tournaments like the FIH World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games since 2003.
The officials’ panel also include Gurinder Singh Sangha (37 matches), Ripudaman Sharma (15 matches), Anil Kumar (6 matches) and a new name to the list Gurbaj Singh, who will make his debut in HHIL 2015. The panel also consists of Judges – Anjali Sharma, Milind Narwekar and Sonia Bathla.
The Technical Officials in the panel include Claudius de Sales, Moghul Mohammed Muneer and Ashutosh Verma.
David Tomlinson of New Zealand, Grant Hundley of South Africa, Jakub Mejzlik of Czech Republic, Marcin Grochal of Poland, German Montes de Oca of Argentina and Francisco Vazquez of Spain will be seen umpiring the matches of the most prestigious Hockey League of the World in the 2015 edition.
Speaking on the appointment, Hero Hockey India League’s CEO, Ms. Elena Norman said, “The League is in its 3rd year and hence it is necessary we take it a notch higher. The entire panel of umpires coming on board are esteemed and well known for their work towards the game around the world. Hero Hockey India League welcomes each one on board and will look forward to their contribution this season.”