GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
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?
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.