New Delhi, 2 October 2014: While the Indian Women Hockey team won the bronze medal at the 17th Asian Games 2014 yesterday, the Indian Hockey Umpire Javed Shaikh gave India another proud moment at the international platform by umpiring in his 100th international match between Korea and Malaysia for the bronze medal at the ongoing Games.
39-year old Javed Shaikh started officiating hockey matches in the year 2003 and has dedicated over a decade of hard work to the game.
Congratulating Javed on his celebratory achievement, Dr. Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India said, “Umpire Javed Shaikh has brought recognition to the country in the field of hockey by umpiring his 100th match today at the 17th Asian Games 2014. His remarkable achievement gives me immense delight and I congratulate him on behalf of Hockey India and look forward to seeing more of him on the field.”
FIH World Development Panel Umpire Javed, currently works with the Mumbai Port Trust Sports Club, Mumbai (Maharashtra). He has umpired matches in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup this year at The Hague, Netherlands. Javed has also officiated in the FIH Junior Men World Cup 2013 in New Delhi, FIH World League Round 2 in 2013 in New Delhi, FIH Champions Challenge 1 held in Argentina, 2012 Olympic Qualifiers held in New Delhi 2012, Asia Cup 2009, Commonwealth Games 2006 and Asian Games played at Doha in the year 2006.