Johor Bahru (Malaysia): High on confidence after winning two consecutive matches, the Indian under-21 men's hockey team will face Australia in their fifth and final league match of the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here Saturday.
With the sole objective of retaining its Sultan of Johor Cup junior men's hockey title, defending champions India will depart for Johor Bahru, Malaysia tonight, leaving aside any burden of previous achievements.
Former India hockey coach Harendra Singh on Thursday came out in support of current coach Terry Walsh saying the ex-Australia forward was the right choice as the team had improved under him, but cautioned that further progress to medal status would be gradual.
Demanding that late hockey legend Dhyan Chand be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, former players and several fans of the game today marched upto the Prime Minister`s Office to submit a memorandum requesting that the process be expedited.
The World Series Hockey (WSH) on Tuesday suffered a big blow with India players, including skipper Sardar Singh and star drag-flicker Sandeep Singh, likely to skip the inaugural cash-rich tournament beginning on Wednesday.