Hockey WC: Shivendra Singh suspended

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Hockey WC: Shivendra Singh suspended
New Delhi, Mar 1: Indian hockey striker Shivendra Singh has been suspended for allegedly attacking a Pakistan player.

International Hockey Federation (FIH) spokesman Arjen Meijer said, "Shivendra was found deliberately hitting a Pakistani player in the eye in last night's match which earned him a three-match suspension."

A Hockey India official said an appeal has already been lodged against the suspension.

"We already have made an appeal to tournament director Kean Read against the appeal. We have deposited the Euro 600 as appeal fee," the official added.

Shivendra had scored the first goal in the high-voltage match against Pakistan.

Indian thrashed Pakistan 4-1 in their first match at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday, Feb 28 in New Delhi.

India play Australia in the next Pool B match on Tuesday, Mar 2, followed by ties against Spain and England.

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