Jul 12, 2010

Play nationals, forget career

Hockey India has now issued a new diktat to the hockey players. Play the ongoing nationals and forget your career.This threat is a big worry to the players who are participating in ongoing 63rd Rangaswamy Cup.
This tournament has come as an opportunity to the players who do not have chance to represent India in international level. Many of the players are trying for a government job through this tournament. Haseen Khan of Rajasthan said,"I hope to get a government job after playing in the championship. But I am still not sure about the authenticity of the event." “Since the nationals have not been held for many years now, this is my last chance to participate.”
Many players see this tournament as a step to land government jobs in their states.
Many states have not heeded the advice of Hockey India and participated in the tournament. But there are some states that have not participated in the tournament. Also some of them were not allowed to participate like teams of Army, Railways etc.
The players might face problem in the future, and the war between IHF and HI will not help hockey.
Not only the players but even the, official might also face troubles. One of the umpires said, that the move will not be good for Indian hockey as participating players will be not be allowed to play further.
It is high time when someone should intervene and solve the problem, or else the mess will take Indian hockey down

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