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India's Chief Hockey Coach Terry Walsh resigned

Oct 22, 2014 09:00 IST

Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh resigned from his post on 21 October 2014. He resigned due to a pay dispute with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The 60-year-old Australian and a noted Olympian, Walsh, led India to its third Asian Games Gold in the Asian Games at Incheon and helped Indian hockey team to secure its berth at the 2016 Olympics. Under Walsh, India had also won Silver in Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

While resigning, he said that it was difficult to work under present system of governance and decision making process of sporting bureaucracy in the country. He took charge of the Indian team in October 2013 and his contract was to run till the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Walsh is the former Olympian who was part of Australia's silver winning team in 1976 Montreal Olympics. He represented Australia in three Olympics. Former Australian legend Terry Walsh took over the post as India's chief hockey coach from Michael Nobbs.


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