Hockey Federation reduces Shivendra Singh's three-match ban to two

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New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The international hockey federation (FIH) on Tuesday lowered the three-match ban to two-match ban on Indian centre forward Shivendra Singh, who was suspended for three-matches of the Hockey World Cup for deliberately hitting a Pakistani player in the first match that India won at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium on Sunday.

This has come up as a respite for Team India, who had filed a petition against Singh's suspension.

India's Hockey World Cup campaign received a setback on Monday after center forward Shivendra Singh, who scored the first goal for India in its match against Pakistan in the Hockey World Cup, was banned for three matches.

Singh has also been charged for launching a verbal battle and commenting on Pakistani players during the match.

The Indian frontline led by Prabhjot Singh, Shivendra Singh and Rajpal Singh spread havoc in Pakistani ranks with their fast-paced interchanges as Team India registered an emphatic 4-1 win on Sunday. (ANI)

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