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IHF 'incentive' for Olympic qualification

March 08, 2004 22:07 IST

All the 24 members of the Indian hockey contingent will get an added "incentive" of 100 Euros (about Rs 6,000) each if the team qualifies for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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Team manager K Krishnamurthy said: "At the team meeting yesterday [Sunday], I announced on behalf of the Indian Hockey Federation that each member of the contingent will receive 100 Euros if India beats New Zealand and Canada tomorrow [on Tuesday] and confirms qualification to the Athens Olympics."

He said that the 100 Euros is to be looked as an "incentive" and is in addition to the daily allowance of US $30 that each member is entitled to.

"All the members of the contingent have been paid US $540 each in advance as part of their allowances for 18 days. That apart, all the incidental expenses of the players are being met by the IHF. We have spared no effort in ensuring that the players receive the best treatment," he said.

India beat New Zealand 2-0 today to move to second spot in Pool B behind Pakistan. A win against Canada tomorrow will put India in the semifinals and confirm their qualification for the Athens Games.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Shame!

I am shocked over the niggardly allowance the Indian hockey players are getting. And to top it all Mr. Krishnamurty of IHF has the nerve ...

Posted by Muralidhar Rao

Sub: shame

what a shame for us to declare that all the players of indian hockey team are getting incentive of Rs 6000 if they qualify for ...

Posted by vijay kumar singh

Sub: Incentive or alms...

Its a very shameful and degrading news that the IHF is offering 100 euros as incentive, with that amount they wont even get a digital ...

Posted by Hariharan

Sub: Shocking !

I agree with Muralidhar Rao's comments. It is a terrible shame that national level players representing this country are expected to consider 6000Rs. as incentive ...

Posted by Pallavi Patil

Sub: Allowance to the Hockey Team

I agree that the allownace being paid to the players is a pittance and in fact Mr. Krishnamurthy's announcement of Euros 100 as an incentive ...




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