Hockey India to 'officially' fire Paul van Ass today?
The turmoil in Indian hockey just does not seem to come to a halt.
New Delhi: The turmoil in Indian hockey just does not seem to come to a halt.
Over the years coaches, especially of non-Indian origin, have found it hard to play by the rules of the federation bosses.
Latest chief coach to be drawn into the Indian hockey politics was Paul van Ass.
The Dutchman was involved in a heated exchange with Narinder Batra during the tournament in Antwerp earlier this month.
Having failed to submit a report requested by Batra and attend the hockey camp in Shimla, Van Ass claimed he was fired by HI.
HI refuted his allegations and since then both parties have made several charges against one another.
The nine-member HI committee, led by Olympian Harbinder Singh, meets today with Van Ass on top of the agenda.
Players are not in favor of changing a coach so close to the Olympics and prefer if high performance director Roelant Oltmans would take over.
With Paul van Ass still in his home country of Netherlands, HI could today decide to officially terminate his contract.