Women's hockey players to get Rs 50,000 each

Updated: 21 January 2010 09:49 IST

Hockey India, game's national body, reacted swiftly to the protest launched by Indian women's team and have give Rs 50,000 to each member of the team.

Women's hockey players to get Rs 50,000 each
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New Delhi:

Hockey India, game's national body, reacted swiftly to the protest launched by Indian women's team and have give Rs 50,000 to each member of the team.

It also said that a further Rs 50,000 to be given later to each player and it will also request the government to give each player Rs 1 lakh.

Days after the Men's hockey team got their incentive cheques after an open revolt, the women's hockey team had launched its protest against the non-payment of their dues.

Though the players did not boycott the camp, unlike their male counterparts, they sported black arm-bands in practise on Thursday as a mark of protest. The team supported the men in their protest wholeheartedly, but was told there was no money to clear their dues.

Topics : Hockey
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