Hockey India reaches out to disgruntled players

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Pune, Jan 11: As the hockey team resumed the strike protesting the non-payment of dues on Monday, Jan 11, the governing body Hockey India (HI) is trying to reach out to the disgruntled players.

HI representative Ikram Khan, who has reached Pune to strike a truce with the revolting players, called their demands 'fair enough' and hoped to arrive at a compromise soon.

“I think there will be a compromise soon. They will listen to us and I am 100 per cent sure that the matter will be sorted out. I am going to meet the players right now," he said.

The players have undertaken an indefinite boycott of the ongoing World Cup preparatory camp to protest the non-payment of the incentives for their performance in 2009.

“I interacted with them yesterday. They are not satisfied with the incentives and the grade system that we are planning and all this will be worked out soon. The players are very clear about what they want and that is fair enough. The only thing is the timing and how they have gone about it," Mr Khanadded.

He, however, expressed disapproval over the method of protesting.

“They should not have boycotted the camp. They should respect their coaches, after all they are very senior players," he said.

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