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Sardar, Sandeep to play for Dutch side in Euro Hockey League

August 20, 2012 20:35 IST

India's star hockey player Sardar Singh and drag-flicker Sandeep Singh are set to play in the prestigious Euro Hockey League (EHL) for Dutch side Laren this year, subject to permission from Hockey India and their employer Haryana Police.

If everything goes according to plan, the duo expects to leave for The Netherlands in the first week of September for a period of two months, where they will get the opportunity to rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of world hockey.

Sardar Singh with Sandeep Singh"Sandeep and myself, have got offers to play for Laren in the Europe Hockey League. We will approach Hockey India within a day or two for permission. We are just waiting for the contract papers to arrive," Sardar said.

"We will also need the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Haryana Police with whom we are employed," he said.

"If Hockey India and Haryana Police permit us we will be leaving for Holland in the first week of September," added the midfielder, who has been recommended for the Arjuna award this year.

Both Sardar and Sandeep, who are best of friends, are working as DSPs in the Haryana Police.

The EHL is an annual men's hockey competition organized by the European Hockey Federation involving the top hockey clubs in Europe.

Featuring many of the world's best players like Moritz Fuerste, Teun de Nooijer, Jamie Dwyer, Rob Short among others, the EHL is now seen as the pinnacle of club hockey in Europe -- hockey's equivalent of the UEFA Champions League.

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