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Ajitpal hits out at Brasa

Olympian and Indian selector Ajitpal Singh on Sunday hit out at national team coach Jose Brasa and said the Spaniard's comments were baseless in an effort to create a controversy ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games.

He further said that India has a good chance to finish on the podium in the CWG which will be held in the capital from October 3-14.

Brasa had claimed that SAI and Hockey India officials ill-treated him after appointing him as the chief coach in May last year.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Bengal Hockey Association function on the National Sports Day, the former India captain said, “He (Brasa) has this habit of making baseless statements ahead of any big event. He wants to create a controversy; he had done a similar thing ahead of the World Cup earlier.

“As far as his comments were concerned, Brasa was always given a free hand with a monthly salary of Rs. 7 lakh with family accommodation. In team selection, Brasa always had a say and we can show you his signatures also. So how can he say that he was treated like a slave? He is lying,” India's only World Cup (1975) winning captain said.

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