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Journalists face Gill's fury

May 07, 2004 22:44 IST

After mercurial striker Dhanraj Pillay, it was the turn of sports journalists to face the wrath of Indian Hockey Federation chief K P S Gill.

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Apparently under a lot of pressure following the decision to omit three senior players from a pool of 30 Olympic hopefuls, Gill vented his anger on journalists and television cameramen at the National stadium, where they had gone to cover the camp for the four-nation tournament in Japan.

"Gill was near the training area, and when he saw us approaching the ground he asked: 'What these people are doing here.' He then asked us to leave the place," said one of the journalists present on the scene.

"He abused us and said 'get out of the stadium. It's my order'. When we said that he is not the authority to ask us to leave the place he threatened to use force," the journalist added.

India chief coach Rajinder Singh, who was also present, was very apologetic about Gill's behaviour, said another journalist.

The IHF chief is under flak following the decision to ignore Pillay, Baljit Singh Dhillon and Baljit Singh Saini from the list of probables for the Olympics.

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Sub: Gill behaviour

idoitic is the way, Mr. Gill is behaving, probably he needs lessons for understanding the diffentence between Hockey and terrirists very strange, earlier as DGP ...

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Running the IHF as a dictatorfor his own interests and egos. How funny. I suggest him to take a lession from Indian Cricket Control Board. ...

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The selection of players in India since independence was decided more for their political and bureaucratic connections, for their psycophancy skills, region, religion, language they ...

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Mr.Gill should definitely be punished for such high-handed behaviour. It will set an example for all our officials and bureaucrats.

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He might have done wonders in the past. However, right now it looks like this guy is out of his mind. How can one like ...

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