SAI asks Kaushik to take charge of Bangalore camp from Sep 24

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New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) After a series of confusion over his appointment as national hockey coach, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was finally given a green signal today by the SAI to take charge as the women's team coach and will join the ongoing camp in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Before leaving for the Bangalore camp, which is currently being looked after by A B Subiya, Kaushik will meet the Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) which took him on deputation from his previous employer, the Haryana Government.

Indian Women's Hockey Federation (IWHF) technical director M P Ganesh confirmed that Kaushik will take charge of the 40-day long camp in Bangalore from Wednesday.

''He will join the camp on Wednesday and once he is here in Bangalore a detailed training and competition programme will be finalised in connection with the bilateral series as well as a number of international tournaments,'' Ganesh said.

Earlier, the IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee had announced Kaushik as the men's team coach till the 2010 Asian Games.

The decision did not go well with the IWHF, which termed the decision as ''illegal'' and then had speak to IOA president Suresh Kalmadi along with the ad-hoc committee memebrs so as to review their decision.

The IWHF claimed that it was its effort to bring Kaushik on deputation to work with SAI and said the former Olympian was contracted with it till the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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