Hockey India and the team management fumed over the timing of the interrogation, slamming the authorities for summoning the player to another city in the middle of a tournament. He was interrogated by Yorkshire Police for nearly four hours.
After retiring from national team in 2004, Vijayan still trains youngsters at Kerala Police's football academy in Thrissur and he was recently appointed national observer for football by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in March this year.
Being a pace bowler who is able to bowl at a speed of more than 140 kph, Varun Aaron is seen as a talent who can bowl with such pace at the international level. Having played nine Test matches and as many ODIs, He is looking to make a comeback into the Indian team.
The youngster joined the Gursagar Cricket Academy and the 15-year-old showed his class in Chandigarh’s winning campaign in the Punjab Inter-District U-16 Tournament for ML Markan Trophy where he scored 270 runs and claimed 37 wickets.
The para-cyclist, who had won two silver medals in the 2013 edition of the event, made history for India as the silver and bronze medals were also claimed by Indian cyclists Divij Shah and Harinder Shah.