Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2015

Politics in India destroying every Sports in subcontinent, says Sheikh


ISLAMABAD: (Saad Ahmed)  Pakistan’s former hockey player Shahnaz Sheikh criticized officials of Indian Hockey League (IHL) for doing this dirty politics which according to him is destroying sports in subcontinent.

According to the media reports, Indian Hockey officials are following the footsteps of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) who started this anti-Pakistani players campaign when they didn’t allowed the players from neighbor country to feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after its first edition.

In IHL just like IPL players from around the world participate and they are auctioned by a bidding process which will take place on 17th September in which Pakistani players will not be available.

While talking to the media, former Olympian Sheikh said that I don’t understand why India is afraid of our hockey players and cricketers. It is time that India should put an end to their immature behavior which is destroying sports in the subcontinent.

Pakistan former head coach Sheikh also said that during the World Hockey League at Belgium he met some Indian officials who assured him that Pakistani players will be included in their league this season. But now they are not keeping their word which is very unethical.

According to Sheikh Pakistan should quit thinking about India and move forward, India is not the end of the world there are many more countries which are waiting for Pakistan.

Sheikh concluded while saying that this reaction from Indian officials is because we defeated India in the Champions Trophy in front of their home crowd, but if they want to take the revenge they should take it in the field not by doing this dirty politics against us.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology