Hockey India on Thursday banned several players and coaches for breach of code of conduct and bringing disrepute to the sport in various domestic tournaments.

Hockey India’s disciplinary committee has recommended a six-month ban on Sarvanjit Singh and Karamjit Singh (both Punjab & Sind Bank) and Gurpreet Singh (Air India) for altercations during the 48th all-India Bombay Gold Cup in October last year. The players have been barred from all recognised tournaments for the period.

They would also be on probation for one year from October 1, 2014 and any repeat offence will result in another ban of one year.

Bachitter Singh of the Indian Army has been handed a nine-month ban for physically and verbally assaulting on-field umpire Virender Singh during the 3rd all-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Hockey Champions Trophy in December last.

Harpreet Singh of Namdhari XI has been banned for three months for getting involved in a disciplinary case. Meanwhile, the entire 16-member squad of North-Central Railways women’s team has been banned for six months for refusing to take to the field in protest against Haryana XI during the India invitation prize money tournament in February this year.

Team manager Pushpa Srivastava has also been banned for six month while coach Shradha Verma has been banned for nine months.

All the bans would be effective from April 1 and the aggrieved can appeal to Hockey India Athletes Dispute & Grievance Redressal Committee within 30 days.


An unusual training sessionMarch 13, 2014

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