Ignoring a letter from Maharashtra's Deputy Director of Sports, the Mumbai Hockey Association (MHA) refused to allow fifty hockey players of the state to practice at its ground on Thursday as after they failed to submit their personal details to the MHA.
"We are ready to give them the ground but the only thing is that we want the details about the players. We want to follow certain procedures so that the ground is taken care of properly," MHA secretary Ram Singh Rathor told PTI.
"We got a letter from NB Mote, the Deputy Director of Sports in Maharashtra that a few players from the Mumbai team wanted the ground for practice, ahead of the IHF National Championships, to be held from March 15. So we gave them official permission but requested them to provide the names of the players and the officials," Rathor added.
"We don't know anything about the team. We don't know the manager or the coach. If someone else comes instead of them and if the pitch is damaged then who will be responsible for that? We need some record to know who will be coming," he said.
The players had contacted Maharshtra's Deputy Director of Sports, asking him for a ground to practice before the IHF Nationals.