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We don't need Terry Walsh's services: HI president Batra

New Delhi: Terry Walsh may have expressed a desire to again take up the Indian coaching job, but Hockey India yesterday made it clear that it doesn't require the services of the Australian anymore.

Narinder Batra
Narinder Batra

Hockey India’s response came just after Walsh, who recently quit from his position as the chief coach over differences with the federation and Sports Authority of India, had expressed willingness to return to India provided HI shows some “desire” to work out a “viable solution”.

“Hockey India now does not require the services of Mr Terry Walsh and will look for a new chief coach with approval of SAI,” HI president Narinder Batra said in a letter addressed to the SAI DG Jiji Thomson.

Batra had recently alleged that the Australian coach was involved in financial impropriety during his tenure with USA Field Hockey.

Batra said: “We have received a mail from Hockey USA. As per that mail, the issue of financial irregularity by Mr Walsh in USA is not settled even as of today.”

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