Coaches stage protest, track events could not be held

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Mysore, Oct 4 (UNI) Track events could not be held on the opening day of the three-day State Level Dasara Sports Meet because of protests from athletics coaches, here today.

More than 60 coaches from all over the state staged a protest against the Karnataka Government's attitude in regularising their services, a demand which was pending since many years.

Following the protest from coaches, the athletes did not participate in the events.

The agitating coaches were taken into custody by the police.

Later, they were shifted to District Armed Reserve Police Grounds, in the outskirts of the city.

Karnataka Sports Minister Goolihatti Shekar rushed to the spot and assured the agitators that their demand would be fulfilled.

Later, the agitation was withdrawn by the Coaches.

However, other games were held as per schedule.

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