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WSH to have goalposts to be used in London Olympics

November 15, 2011 16:48 IST

The upcoming World Series Hockey (WSH) starting from December 17, will feature international standard goalposts that will be used in the London Olympics in 2012.

The goalposts have been manufactured by Harrod UK, who are the official suppliers to the event.

The specialty of these goalposts is that the back post is outside the net, thus not allowing balls to rebound at pace from within the goal, and leaving no doubt in decisions  made by umpires on shots on goal that enter the goal.

Dennis Meredith, Technical Director of WSH, said, "The goalposts are made to FIH specifications for world level events, and will greatly assist umpires in decisions for shots on goal that enter the goals. The design of the goals ensure there is no possible rebound once the ball enters the net."

WSH will involve 200 leading players -- Indian and international -- who will showcase their talent in 61 matches.

It will be a multi-city franchise-based League with players being allocated to the teams based on the internationally accepted and practised 'draft' system.

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