Mayawati comes to the resucue of Hockey India
Lucknow, Jan 13 : In a rare political gesture, Uttar Pradesh chief
minister Mayawati today announced to give Hockey India(HI) a financial
assistance of Rupees 5 crore to sort out the differences between the
players and the organisation.
This is said to be a gift to the hockey players by the UP CM on her
54th birthday this January 15.
According to official sources, Ms Mayawati has proposed to give Rs 5
crore in next two years to help the hockey players who are in a tossle
with the HI over their pending dues.
Sources said that UP government has also offered to hand over the
money as a sponsor for next two years.
The announcement from Mayawati should come as a great help to warring
sporting authorities over payment to players.
It came immediately after the junior hockey players, currently camping
here at Sports Authority of India (SAI) sub-centre, announced to join
the seniors in their cause. Some of the juniors are being in the
recknoning to replace some of the seniors if the matter remained
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