Gill meets Carvalho, former Olympians

Updated: 18 March 2008 06:44 IST

KPS Gill met Joaquim Carvalho and former Olympians to discuss ways to put the game back on track after the team's failure to qualify for Beijing Olympics

New Delhi:

Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) President KPS Gill on Tuesday met chief coach Joaquim Carvalho and a few former Olympians here to discuss ways to put the game back on track after the team's failure to qualify for Beijing Olympics.

The meeting was attended by, among others, team manager R K Shetty and former Olympians MP Singh, Harmik Singh, Balbir Singh Sr, Baldev Singh, B P Govinda, M P Ganesh and Charles Cornelius.

Former captains Ajitpal Singh and Zafar Iqbal were also present at the meeting to discuss possible solutions to arrest the game's slide in the country.

Indian hockey plunged to a new low when the current team became the first ever to miss out on an Olympic berth since India's debut in 1928.

The team's debacle was blamed on poor administration and several greats like Ashok Kumar and Aslam Sher Khan had called for immediate resignation of Gill, who has been the IHF chief for the past 14 years.

Topics : Hockey
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