"It was decided to shift the team to Delhi. They left by the early morning flight," Hockey India Associate Joint Secretary Manoj Bhore told PTI.
Over 100 Shiv Sena workers had yesterday afternoon protested against the participation of four Pakistani players in the Mumbai franchise and had disrupted the scheduled practise session.
In all, there are nine players contracted to play in the six-team Hockey India League, and Mumbai Magicians, a franchise of the league, has signed up Pakistani players Mahmood Rashid, Fareed Ahmed, Muhammad Tousiq and Imran Butt. The Mumbai team is scheduled to play its first match against Delhi in the Capital on January 16. Their first home match in the tournament is scheduled for January 20, against the Punjab team.
Asked if the Pakistani players will feature in the matches held in Mumbai, Bhore said, "That, the committee will have to decide. Pakistani players are not just in Mumbai team, but they are there in other teams also, so they will have to decide."
sportpersons not born to senaities,neither any politi cal party devoted a single minute,attend to our debacle in the commonwealth/olympic..1.2 bill,not a single gold....those who got silver/bronz,or winner of ckt world cup,Team work,players excelled in the field,mostly were in the field practicing 12-14 hr/da senaties carrying brick and bats,stones spent only 2-4 hrs,damaging public property,protest in the stree bazjars,sports stadium,put the country to shame.... and crorers in business losses....who suffer, who bear the one day bus.losses? we the people of India not the bhartais of BHARAT
There is no need to get Pakis play the Hockey in India. Is there any humanity in Hockey Association or not. One the one hand, they are behading our soldiers, on the other hand you are giving chance these people, Shame on you.