Coaches sacked after Holland disaster

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

In the aftermath of India's dismal showing in the four-nation hockey tournament in Holland, the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) sacked two of the coaches.

Coaches sacked after Holland disaster
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New Delhi:

In the aftermath of India's dismal showing in the four-nation hockey tournament in Holland, the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) sacked two of the coaches but chose to retain the German experts. The two members of the current Indian support staff, assistant coach Harendra Singh and goalkeeping coach M R Negi would make way for Olympian Jagbir Singh and Dutch expert Frank Leictre. The two German experts, Oliver Kurtz and Gerhard Rach, who have been in the news for the wrong reasons, have been retained to assist the Indian team for the Athens Olympics. The Germans, who were appointed by IHF in May to overlook India's training programme, had come under scrutiny. Rach was convicted and had served a jail term for tax evasion and fraud, while Kurtz was caught for a doping offence in 1987. A defiant Gill said the duo would not only be retained till the Olympics, but would also visit the country to hold special coaches camps sometime after the mega event, in Athens. (PTI)

Topics : Hockey
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