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2016 Rio Olympics: Have you all gone on a paid holiday? Hockey India president lashes out at Chef de Mission

A day after the Indian hockey team landed in Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Oltmans wrote a letter to Rakesh Gupta complaining about the lack of basic facilities at the Games Village.

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 17:33
2016 Rio Olympics: Have you all gone on a paid holiday? Hockey India president lashes out at Chef de Mission
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New Delhi: Hockey India president Narinder Batra hits out at India's Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta even as the latter reportedly failed to acknowledge or reply mails from coach Roelant Oltmans.

A day after the Indian hockey team landed in Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Oltmans wrote a letter to Rakesh Gupta complaining about the lack of basic facilities at the Games Village.

But India’s Chef de Mission has reportedly failed to take action on the issue.

Not pleased with the delay in resolving the issue, Batra took to social media to share his frustration and also posted photos of Indian team.

"You do not believe in acknowledging or replying to mails from Hockey India," he posted on Facebook.

“Dear Mr President IOA and Chef De Mission Indian contingent… have you all and IOA Staff who have gone to Rio, are on some kind of a Paid Holiday? (sic),” he wrote in his post.

He also mentioned part of Oltmans's letter (on Monday) which said that "hanging in these bean-seats will lead to injuries in the long-term.

"Apart from 2 chairs and the 4 bean-seaters, there is nothing in the living room, nothing to hang clothes also.(sic)."

The letter was sent by Oltmans to Batra and the IOA members in Rio.

India's men's team starts its campaign against Ireland on 6 August.

First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 17:33

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