GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
STARRED QUESTION NO, 594
TO BE ANSWERED ON 6-5-2010
Disappointment of women hockey players
* 594. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that women hockey players who performed well in international events have recently expressed their disappointment over the treatment meted out to them by Hockey India, a newly formed federation of the State hockey associations;
(b) if SO; the details of their grievances; and
(c) the manner in which Government proposes. to get them 3. fair deal before the Commonwealth Games 201Q in Delhi?
THE MINISTER OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
(Dr. M.S. Gill)
(a) to (e) : A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (0) OF THE RAJYA
SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 594 FOR REPLY ON 6-5-2010 BY SHRl RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR REGARDING DISAPPOINTMENT OF WOMEN HOCKEY PLAYERS.
(a) to (c): The women hockey players were disappointed on account of non-fulfillment of contractual agreements by Hockey India. These agreements are based on commercial arrangements with the sponsors. The Government has no role in such matters. As regards the preparation of national women hockey team, government is providing full assistance for engagement of high performance coaches, intensive coaching, latest equipment, sports science support and foreign competition exposure.