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Pillay lashes out at IHF
September 02, 2004 21:58 IST
Humiliated by the treatment meted out to him at the Athens Olympics, mercurial hockey player Dhanraj Pillay lashed out at the Indian Hockey Federation and demanded changes in the system to save the game.
"I will play for the country but not in the present system. The system has to be changed if the national game has to prosper," said Pillay, in an interview to Sahara Samay television channel.
"If the IHF president had come and just congratulated me on my 16 years of national service, I would have felt happy.
"Now I think I should have played cricket and not hockey," the most-capped Indian player was quoted as saying by the channel in a statement from New Delhi.