All said and completed, the Indians might simply be eyeing a large win against the Malaysians on Tuesday, which might not best bolster their morale however lift them inside the factors desk.


A day before Hockey India (HI) decides on the appointment of a brand new tactician for the senior guys’ crew, former India train Harendra Singh on Monday alleged receiving a raw deal in terms of remuneration vis-à-vis the foreign education body of workers, which worked below him.

Harendra, who changed into given marching orders after India couldn’t pass the sector-very last hurdle at the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar, accused the HI of bias. “I felt humiliated. The folks that worked beneath me were getting three times my income. My soreness over this disparity went unheard, even though I saved reminding the humans concerned to do something positive about it,” he alleged.

“Still, after they demoted me and requested me to take the price of the junior guys’ team, I didn’t say ‘no.’ If they remember my phrases and situations, I will receive the brand new job,” introduced Harendra, who stated he had joined his employers Air India within the absence of readability from the HI.

Harendra, who became the main train of the Indian men’s crew that received bronze on the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games, said he become pressured to end without listening to. “In a democratic setup, one wishes to listen to both facets. But the people accredited through Hockey India to analyze the performance never heard my facet of the tale. I ought to also have been made part of the manner as consistent with the existing policy,” he stated.

“Finally, I wrote to the HI bosses, and I don’t suppose the one’s details want to be mentioned within the open.”

Harendra opined the HI setup might only rent a senior men’s team train who will rub down their ego. “They handiest want yes men. Even the choice panel is complete of such people,” accused the former India participant.

‘Not eliminated.’

Syed Ali, a member of the Hockey India High Performance and Development Committee, which removed Harendra in January, stated: “He (Harendra) wasn’t removed. His stint with the group for three tournaments ended after the World Cup, and his exit turned into apparent then.”

It is learned that other than Australia’s Graham Reid and some others alongside three Indians have carried out for the men’s team’s process. Former players Pramod Batla, Ramesh Parameswaran and Sandeep Sangwan are in the rivalry for the pinnacle post, even though resources said their credentials “might fall brief of the standards.”

Race for post

“As in step with the HI’s eligibility criteria, a train wishes to have a Level three qualification. But the 3 Indian candidates don’t have that,” said a HI insider on the situation of anonymity.


As according to the global hockey federation (FIH) website, “To get admission to this (Level three) course, one needs to be the head coach or programme director of a hockey group, have a minimum of 3 years certified training revel in, keep a FIH Hockey Academy Level 2 coach certificates or equal.”

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