No Indian among FIH Player of the Year nominees

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The FIH, world governing body for field hockey, has announced nominee for the annual awards. No Indian has found a place in the nominees lists.

The FIH has announced nominees in five categories each for men and the women. The voting will be open till January 18. The winners of the 2018 Hockey Stars Awards will be announced on February 14.

The fans can vote for to pick the 2018 FIH Player of the Year, FIH Goalkeeper of the Year and FIH Rising Star of the Year, both for men and women for each Award, is open from today until 18 January 2019.

The FIH has announced the nominees in the following five categories:

– FIH Player of the Year (Man and Woman): annual award for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote

– FIH Goalkeeper of the Year (Man and Woman): annual award for the best men’s and women’s goalkeeper in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote

– FIH Rising Star of the Year (Man and Woman): annual award for the best men’s and women’s young player (Under 23) in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote

– FIH Coach of the Year (Man and Woman): annual award for the best male and female coach in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by an FIH panel

– FIH Umpire of the Year (Man and Woman): annual award recognising the best male and female umpires in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by the FIH Officials Committee

Here are the nominees:

WOMEN – FIH Player of the Year: Eva de Goede (NED), Xan de Waard (NED), Stacey Mitchelsen (NZL), Georgina Oliva (ESP), Lidewij Welten (NED)

FIH Goalkeeper of the Year: Ye Jiao (CHN), Maddie Hinch (ENG), Rachael Lynch (AUS), Ayeisha McFerran (IRL), Maria Ruiz (ESP)

FIH Rising Star of the Year: Nike Lorenz (GER), Ambrosia Malone (AUS), Lena Tice (IRE), Marijn Veen (NED), Lucina Von der Heyde (ARG)

MEN – FIH Player of the Year: Billy Bakker (NED), Simon Gougnard (BEL), Barry Middleton (ENG), Arthur van Doren (BEL), Jake Whetton (AUS)

FIH Goalkeeper of the Year: Pirmin Blaak (NED), Tyler Lovell (AUS), George Pinner (ENG), Vincent Vanasch (BEL), Tobias Walter (GER)

FIH Rising Star of the Year: Tim Brand (AUS), Arthur de Sloover (BEL), Jake Harvie (AUS), Timm Herzbruch (GER), Thijs van Dam (NED)

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