Mumbai: Former hockey players are scheduled to meet in Mumbai to try and find a way of pressuring the Indian Hockey Federation into reconsidering its decision to leave out Dhanraj Pillay for the Olympics. "We have called a press conference with all the former players in Mumbai to discuss the issue," former captain and coach Zafar Iqbal told reporters today. "I do not know how far we will be able to achieve by pressurising the IHF, but with a very limited choice, Dhanraj becomes an indispensable element of the team," he said. Iqbal said "Pillay is an extraordinary player as playing with the same determination for 15 years is no easy thing." Keeping in view that the Athens Olympics are just 100 days away, this is no time for "experimentation but planning strategies against the rival teams," the former left winger said.
(With PTI inputs)
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