Aslam pained over shabby treatment towards former hock players



Aslam pained over shabby treatment towards former hock players Bhopal: Former Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan said here on Sunday that he was willing to lead a protest against the shabby manner in which former Hockey greats were being treated for the upcoming World Cup.

"I am extremely pained that many hockey players who had in the past, helped the country win medals at various levels, were being denied passes for the World Cup and they would have to pay money to buy tickets for watching these matches," Aslam told reporters.

He said he had however got the World Cup passes as he was a member of the Indian Hockey team that had won the World Cup in 1975 in Kuala Lampur.

"As the World Cup is sponsored by Hero Honda, the family members of those working with the company are getting free passes," Aslam said adding a similar facility is being extended to family members of office-bearers of the Indian Olympic Association.

He said that no one can imagine hockey in India without remembering the contribution of India's former great players.

"There was a strong need to honour those people who had brought glory to the country from the Asiad to the World Cup and Olympic," Aslam added.

PTI