SAI accepts Charlesworth's resignation

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Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Ric Charlesworth's tryst with Indian hockey came to an end today after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) accepted his resignation from the post of technical advisor.

The decision to accept the resignation was taken after a meeting between top FIH officials and members of the IOA's ad-hoc committee here.

''He (Charlesworth) has done his job in a fantastic way for the future of Indian Hockey. But now, his role is over,'' FIH President Els van Breda Vriesman told mediapersons after the meeting.

''He has completed his role much to FIH's satisfaction.

FIH has no plans to appoint any other advisor or consultant coach unless a request is made by the governing body of the game in India,'' she added.

Charlesworth was sent by the FIH as a part of Project Indian Hockey - a programme designed by the game's world governing body to improve Indian hockey. But the Australian tendered his resignation on June 25 complaining of inadequate working and living conditions and non-payment of outstanding bills.


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