Chandran appointed Chief Medical Officer for WSH

Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 18:14 PM IST

Mumbai: Sports medicine expert PSM Chandran, who has been involved with multiple sports at the international level for more than three decades, has come on board as Chief Medical Officer for the World Series Hockey.

In his role, he will be primarily responsible for the health of the athletes taking part in the tournament.

He is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Hockey India and was the programme officer of the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Chandran has been involved in organising Sports Medical Cover and Doping Control to more than 100 national and international sports meets including World Cups, World Championships, Asia Cup, Asian Games, Asian Championships, Commonwealth Games, Davis Cup Tennis, Champions Trophy Hockey, IPL and National Games.

He was responsible for establishing the sports medicine centre at the Sports Authority of India in 1984 and was the director of the institute for 25 years. He also served as the contingent doctor for India in multiple Olympics and Asian Games and was the International Hockey Federation`s (FIH) appointed Medical Officer for several international hockey events, including the Champions Trophy in 2004, 2005 and 2007.

"Hockey is my first love. I played state level hockey as a youngster and I`ve been involved with the medical side of the sport since 1984. Having been a medical officer in international hockey events in the past, I`m excited to be involved with a global event like World Series Hockey.

I look forward to ensuring that the players are in the best of health throughout the tournament," said Chandran.

PTI