PTI | 11:07 PM,Jul 29,2012
Aurangabad, Jul 29 (PTI) India has a chance of winning
medals in badminton, tennis and shooting, former Indian hockey
captain Dhanraj Pillai said here today.
India has a chance of winning medals in badminton,
tennis and shooting. It would be good even if we get ranked
among the first six. Speedy gameplan on the ground and cent
percent effort could pay, he said.
He said that intrusion of politicians in sports
ensured that deserving sportsmen are not given a chance to
play. He also said that experienced coaches could change the
Citing the example of hockey in India, Dhanraj said,
There are two organisations for hockey in the nation called
Indian Hockey and Hockey India. Similarly, there are five
others in the state. The sports department also tried to unite
all these organisations but politics is stronger than such
efforts and so hockey continues to suffer.
He said that an office bearer of a hockey organisation
is junior to him and had never played the game.
“He is known only as the close chum of a politician,” he said.