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Terry Walsh resigned as Chief Coach of Indian Hockey team

Nov 19, 2014 16:01 IST

Terry Walsh on 18 November 2014 resigned as Chief Coach of Indian hockey team after his contractual talks with Hockey India (HI) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down. However, a fresh proposal is still being worked out for his consideration.

He was appointed as Hockey India coach in October 2013 by replacing the sacked and fellow Australian Michael Nobbs.

Walsh and some other support staff were having some issues with the government over TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) on their salaries.

Background
Terry Walsh's contract came to an end on 18 November 2014 but he had already submitted his resignation in October 2014 after his demands for a greater say in team decisions and hand-picked support staff were turned down by HI and SAI.

Apart from a greater say in decisions and support staff of his choice, Walsh has also sought 120 days paid leave in a year during which he has committed to stay available over video conference for players.

Earlier on 14 November 2014, a three-member panel was formed comprising former hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal to look into Walsh's demands but it failed to come to any conclusion.

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