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PCB chairman Ehsan Mani on Tuesday said it was “hypocrisy” on part of BCCI that it lets India play Pakistan at ICC tournaments but ignores bilateral series. The BCCI has time and again said that it needs government clearance to play bilateral series.
Over the past 13 months, Dutchman Roelant Oltmans has had an eventful Asian sojourn. His four-year stint with Indian hockey, which began with his appointment as the high-performance director, ended with him being sacked from his post of chief coach in September last year.
Describing them as “true icons” of the country, the government on Tuesday felicitated the medal winners at the just-concluded Asian Para Games with cash awards at par with able bodied athletes, following India’s record haul in the Continental event.
Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia will spearhead the 30-member Indian contingent at the World Wrestling Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 20 to 28.