Thakur questions HI’s decision to pull out of CWG

11 October,2021 10:16 AM IST |  New Delhi  |  PTI

Thakur said being the main financier of Olympic sports in the country, the government has every right to take call on matters of national representation

Union minister Anurag Thakur. Pic/ PTI



Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday came hard on Hockey India for unilaterally deciding to pull out of next year's Commonwealth Games, saying the national federation is bound to consult with the government before taking any such step.

Thakur said being the main financier of Olympic sports in the country, the government has every right to take call on matters of national representation. "It [CWG] is a global event I feel that they [Hockey India] should engage with government and concerned department. The decision will be taken by the government," he said.

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