Unique Number Caps presented to Men & Women Players by Hockey India

Hockey India on the sideline of hosting a Good Luck dinner for the Indian Men and Women team ahead of their departures for the upcoming FINTRO FIH World League Semi-Finals to be held from 20 June – 5th July in Antwerp (Belgium), marked yet another first in the history of Indian Hockey wherein players of both teams were presented with caps which has their own individual Unique Number and which stays with them for lifelong.

Narinder Dhruv Batra President Hockey India Addressing the Players during see off dinner before FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 in Antwerp

Narinder Dhruv Batra President Hockey India Addressing the Players during see off dinner before FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 in Antwerp

The numbers given to players are based on each player representing Hockey India since the National Sports Federation was incepted in 2009. While Gurbaj will be the 13th player to have made it to the Indian Men team hence No. 13 being given to him similarly Deepika with the No. 7 cap would mean she is the 7th player to have represented the Country under Hockey India. While Sardar Singh and Ritu Rani being the Captain of the present individual teams, were bestowed with No. 1 as their Unique Cap Number. Continue reading →