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Ex-India Hockey Captain Rani Rampal Blasts National Coach For Snub, Dismisses Retirement Rumours | Hockey News

File image of Rani Rampal© TwitterFormer India captain Rani Rampal on Thursday hit out at women's hockey team chief coach Janneke Schopmann for being overlooked for the past two years and said that she has no plans to retire anytime soon. Rani has been sidelined for a lengthy period since leading the Indian women's team to a first-ever fourth-place finish at the Olympics in Tokyo. The 28-year-old star striker demanded answers from Schopmann as to why she is being ignored."Whatever happened with me in past two years is not right. As far as my career is concerned, despite coming back from injury, faring well and even playing during the National Games, I was not selected for the senior side."Only the coach will be able to explain the reason," an angry Rani said after being named as the Ind...

Stadium Named After Hockey Star Rani Rampal, First Woman To Get This Honour | Hockey News

Rani Rampal becomes the first woman in hockey to have a stadium named after her© TwitterIndian team's star hockey player Rani Rampal has become the first woman in the sport to have a stadium named after her, in Rae Bareli. The MCF Rae Bareli has renamed the hockey stadium as 'Rani's Girls Hockey Turf'. Rani shared photos on her social media handles, where she is seen interacting with the players and inaugurating the stadium alongside other staff members."Words seem too less to express my happiness and gratitude as I share that the MCF Raebareli has renamed the hockey stadium to "Rani's Girls Hockey Turf to honour my contribution to hockey," Rani wrote on her Twitter handle.Expressing her gratitude further, she said, "It is a proud and emotional moment for me as I become the first woman ...

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Continue Winning Streak, Beat South Africa 4-0 | Hockey News

India women's hockey defeated South Africa 4-0© TwitterIndian Women's Hockey Team continued their winning ways in South Africa as they defeated hosts 4-0 in their third match of the tour in Cape Town on Friday. Vandana Katariya (20'), Deep Grace Ekka (18'), Rani Rampal (2'), and Sangita Kumari (46') all scored for India to give the guests an unstoppable 3-0 lead in the four-match Test series. India's last two games saw them triumph 5-1 and 7-0 over South Africa. Having won the first two matches rather convincingly, the Indian team stuck to basics as they executed the chances really well and played a disciplined structure to stay ahead.The match began swiftly with India creating fine chances in the circle. Rani has shown sublime form in her comeback Tour, who scored the first goal for In...