Hockey India seems in no mood to let go of the Sardar Singh questioning issue in London.
The letter, sent by Hockey India, alleges that the complaint and questioning was an attempt to not just affect the player and India’s performance but also influence the result of its match against Pakistan.
“Everyone is aware that cases of match-fixing in cricket have taken place in England concerning Pakistan matches...now if this plague has decided to spread its way into hockey by adopting a route of bogus criminal complaint and making teams play with less number of players or tired players...then it is a serious issue,” the letter states.
It further adds that there was sufficient circumstantial evidence and also sought investigations into the matter by England Hockey given that the woman concerned making the accusations claimed to be a national level athlete there.
Sardar was questioned by the Leeds Police on charges of sexual assault filed by the woman a day after India’s group match against Pakistan and appeared out of form throughout the tournament thereafter.
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