Cash awards for Raghunath, Sreejesh and Ramandeep

New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced cash award for three of its players who were a part of the Indian Men`s hockey team that won silver medal at the ninth Asia Cup at Ipoh, Malaysia.

HI will give Rs 1 lakh each to defender VR Raghunath for winning Most Outstanding Player of the tournament award, vice-captain and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh for Goalkeeper of the tournament award and debutant forward Ramandeep Singh for scoring a goal on debut for the national team.

Ramandeep scored his first international goal against Oman in their opening match of the tournament.

Congratulating the senior men`s team for its achievement at the Asia Cup, Narinder Batra, the Secretary General HI said, "Out of four individual awards at the 9th Men`s Asia Cup, Indian players have won two of them. It speaks highly about the performance of Indian team.

"Debutant Ramandeep Singh also deserves a special mention for his maiden goal in his debut match."