SAI has a major say in the hiring and firing of coaches as it pays their salaries.
Sports secretary Ajit Sharan refuted Hockey India’s claims, saying every federation has to ‘maintain the sanctity of budgets.’
The IOA will need a simple majority (92 votes) to begin the bidding process for the Games.
To his credit, Devvarman has been trying to tweak his game. He has approached the net more often, shown a willingness to be the aggressor and reduced string tension to gain more hitting power.
The 23-year-old suffered a rupture in his hamstring during training on Monday.