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IHF sanction Rs 1 lakh for Vivek

June 15, 2004 19:18 IST

The Indian Hockey Federation announced financial assistance ofRs one lakh for Olympian Vivek Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in Mumbai.

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"We are sanctioning Rs one lakh to Vivek Singh," IHF president K P S Gill told reporters while assuring the former international more aid after the Test series between India and Pakistan in September-October.

"This amount is for the time being. We will be providing more funds to him out of the profit from the Indo-Pak series," he added.

The Varanasi-based centre-half, who represented India in the Seoul Olympics in 1988, Champions Trophy in Germany in 1989, Lahore World Cup and the Beijing Asian Games in 1990, is currently undergoing treatment in the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.

Gill, however, ruled out staging an exhibition match between India XI and Pakistan XI in Varanasi to generate funds for the treatment of Vivek.

"Varanasi does not have a good ground. So we can't have a match there," he said.

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