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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 429
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25-2-2010
Indian Hockey players rebellion against Hockey India Management

 

429. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:
(a)   whether it is a fact that Indian hockey players, recently, rebelled against the management of Hockey India -A newly formed federation of the State Hockey Associations in the country and refused to participate in the training;
(b)    if so, the reasons therefor; and
(c)    how the matter has since been resolved?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
(SHRI PRA TIK PRAKASHBAPU PA TIL)

(a) to (c) : The protest by Indian Hockey players was on account of non-fulfillment of contractual agreements by their federation. These payments are based on commercial sponsorship arrangements made by the federation and the Government has no role in such matters.