Mayawati offers Rs.5 crore to Indian hockey team

January 14th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday offered Rs.5 crore to the Indian hockey team, along with a sponsorship for the next two years, a day after the crisis between the players and Hockey India ended.
The players had marched out of the preparatory camp in Pune for this year’s World Cup over non payment of dues.

“Besides giving a sum of Rs.5 crore to the Indian hockey team, we are also ready to take care of the sponsorship of the team for the next two years,” Mayawati said here.

“I am doing it for my love for sports and I cannot see our national team losing their morale simply for want of finances, when they should be preparing for the World Cup to make the nation proud,” she added.

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