New Delhi: Senior India player Gurbaj Singh is in serious trouble as the Special Committee of Hockey India (HI) has recommended disciplinary action against him for "misbehaviour and creating disharmony within the team".
According to a source privy to the report submitted by the nine-member panel, headed by Olympian Harbinder Singh, to HI president Narinder Batra today, serious question marks were raised on Gurbaj's behaviour with the coaching staff.
The report also accused Gurbaj of creating rifts within the team.
"The committee has recommended disciplinary action against Gurbaj based on the reports submitted by the coaches and manager. He is accused of misbehaving with the coaches. In the past as well, such charges were brought against him during the 2012 London Olympics," the HI source told PTI.
"Serious questions were raised on Gurbaj's attitude. He is also accused of groupism," he said.
The special committee today held a marathon four hour-long meeting where they recommended removal of Paul van Ass as Indian men's team coach following altercation with Hockey India President Narinder Batra during the World League Semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium.
The committee, headed by Olympian Harbinder Singh, also has B P Govinda, V Bhaskaran, Thoiba Singh, R P Singh, A B Subbaiah, Asunta Lakra, Jasjeet Kaur and Hockey India CEO Elena Norman as members.