New Delhi: The six-member committee set up by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to study the proposals of Indian hockey chief coach Terry Walsh, had a six-hour long meeting on Monday.
"The committee comprising former Indian hockey players Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar, Zafar Iqbal, Indian hockey's high performance director Rolant Oltmans, SAI Executive Director (Teams) Sudhir Setia and Hockey India (HI) CEO Elena Norman met at SAI headquarters after their first meeting November 14 and would have another meeting with the sports ministry on Tuesday," SAI said in a statement.
The panel has little time to decide on the future of Walsh, who has categorically said that he won't continue after his contract expires on November 19, if he does not have his way in running of the team.
Walsh's sudden resignation last month came as a surprise to many after he guided India to their first Asian Games gold in 16 years. A day later, however, the Australian agreed to continue in his role, provided his conditions were fulfilled.
Besides asking for more decision-making powers for himself and Oltmans, Walsh wants handpicked personnel as his support staff and more time with family in Australia.
It has been reported that Walsh has asked for 120 days of paid leave, during which, he will keep in touch with the team through video conferencing.