Harendra Singh receives warning from FIH for his outburst against match umpires

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Harendra Singh receives warning from FIH for his outburst against match umpires

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SportsCafe Desk

12/16/2018

The Federation International Hockey has reprimanded the National men’s Hockey team coach Harendra Singh for his outburst against the match officials after India’s quarterfinal encounter. India had lost their quarterfinal match against the Netherlands 2-1 to the dismay of the Indian Hockey fans.

National men’s Hockey team coach Harendra Singh has been officially reprimanded by the Federation of International Hockey(FIH) for his outburst against the match umpires after India’s quarterfinal match loss on 13th December. India was routed from the World Cup after the quarterfinal loss to the Netherlands 1-2.

Singh and India’s analytical coach Chris Ciriello were called by the FIH for an official hearing after which the official reprimand was issued. FIH in its statement said that Level 1.2.k offence was made and hence the reprimand for the coach. 

“The FIH Technical Delegate has decided that India’s coach Harendra Singh committed a breach of the Code of Conduct (Level 1.2.k: Public criticism of, or inappropriate public comment in relation to an incident at the press conference following the match between India vs the Netherlands,” the FIH said in a statement on Sunday.

“As a result of this breach, Harendra Singh received an official reprimand. The FIH Technical delegate indicated that the statements from India’s coach at the press conference regarding umpires were unacceptable.”

Earlier after the media outburst of Singh, FIH Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Thierry Weil in a conference, had said that not respecting the match officials is unacceptable and they will look into it as a serious misdoing.

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