Gill rubbishes Pak coach's allegation

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Indian Hockey Federation chief KPS Gill today rubbished the charges of a Pakistan hockey coach that India had fielded over-age players in a junior four-nation t

New Delhi:

Indian Hockey Federation chief KPS Gill today rubbished the charges of a Pakistan hockey coach that India had fielded over-age players in a junior four-nation tourney, and warned that such baseless allegations could put a question mark on future Indo-Pak hockey ties. Dismissing Pakistani junior hockey coach Ayaz Mahmood's accusation that India had fielded over-age players in their under-19 squad in the tournament at Kuala Lumpur recently, Gill said "it is just an excuse for losing". "It is total rubbish. We were very careful in picking the players," Gill said. "These sort of comments by coaches can put a question mark on India playing hockey with Pakistan in future," Gill warned. Mahmood attributed his team's 0-2 defeat to India in the tournament to the "presence of over-age players" in the rival team. (PTI)

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