Hockey India cracks down on indiscipline

The Disciplinary Committee of Hockey India on Tuesday handed bans on some players, coaches and officials for breach of code of conduct after hearing the parties here.

The bans were imposed after consideration of the facts presented before the committee members and hearing of the players and coaches. 

The members felt the bans will discourage other players and officials from indulging in similar actions in future and ensure that they follow HI Code of Conduct.
 
One such case took place during match between Uttar Pradesh and Air India in the fourth Senior Men’s National Championship in Lucknow wherein Uttar Pradesh player Devesh Chauhan stated that when he appealed for a foul, international umpire Sangha used abusive language.

This was reported by Chauhan to Tournament Director RV Shelar who denied any such incident and rather alleged that Chauhan was doing this to get even with some incident of the past which took place during the Surjit Hockey Tournament. 

During the meeting on Tuesday both Chauhan and Shelar did not turn up and hence a decision was taken to ban both of them for the next three months for making false allegations against each other. 

The ban will be effective from Tuesday.

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