Charlesworth denies resignation reports

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New Delhi, Jul 11 (UNI) Giving a new twist to the ongoing controversy, technical adviser to Indian Hockey Ric Charlesworth has dismissed all reports sorrounding his resignation and said he will return back to the country on July 26.

''I have not resigned from my job as I am still with the Indian hockey and I am here to see my ailing mother,'' Charlesworth told a private news channel from Australia.

The Australian legend informed that he will be back to his work in India on July 26.

Earlier, secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Randhir Singh had aroused a series of speculations whereby Charlesworth had resigned from his post complaining about his the ambiguity over his role with the Indian hockey.

Randhir Singh had said the Australian has quit but his resignation has been kept on hold and a decision would be taken only after meeting the International Hockey Federation (FIH) officials as the international body had deputed him to work with Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).

Earlier, the KPS Gill-led IHF was dissolved by the IOA and an ad-hoc committee was appointed to oversee hockey affairs which brought back Charlesworth.

However, the Australian was apparently unhappy with the working system of the game in the country and was perhaps frustrated with the system ever since he was deputed by the FIH to improve the standard of game in the country.

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