Hockey India to sue ex-manager Sjoerd Marijne over charges against Manpreet Singh

Hockey India will sue former coach Sjoerd Marijne and publisher Harper Collins India. The move comes after the Dutchman accused Manpreet Singh of asking young players to underperform at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Hockey India to take legal action against Marijne over charges against Manpreet (PTI)

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  • Hockey India set to file legal action against Marijne over charges against Manpreet
  • Marijne accused Manpreet of asking young players to underperform at CWG 2018
  • Marijne made these accusations in her next book

Hockey India will sue former coach Sjoerd Marijne and publisher Harper Collins India. The move comes after the Dutchman accused Manpreet Singh of asking young players to underperform at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Marijne, in her forthcoming book “Will Power – The Inside Story of the Incredible Turnaround in Indian Women’s Hockey”, accused Manpreet of asking a female player to “stop playing well” so that her friends could get into the game. crew.

This prompted the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams to issue a joint statement, stating that Marijne had made these accusations against Manpreet Singh to publicize his book.

“We have come together to express our deep disappointment at his (Marijne’s) exploitation of our personal information and his false accusations. He used his time to coach us for business purposes to sell his book to the detriment of our reputation. breach of trust and his duty of care as a coach. This also leads all Indian athletes like us to feel vulnerable in such situations,” the players said in the joint statement.

Hockey India also said that no such incident was reported by Marijne to Hockey India or the Sports Authority of India.

“We would like to collectively question Mr. Sjoerd Marijne, that if any of the alleged incidents took place under his watch, there should be a record of an allegation filed with Hockey India or the Sports Authority of India at the time. After checking with authorities, we found no such complaint records,” the statement read.

Finally, both the men’s and women’s national teams have confirmed that they will take legal action against the 48-year-old.

“We are in the process of initiating legal proceedings against Mr. Sjoerd Marijne and the publishers of the book in question, Harper Collins,” the statement further indicates.

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