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Sep 05, 2007 at 03:44pm IST

IHF to pay Rs 1,000 for every goal scored

Chennai: In its bid to further boost the morale of the Indian hockey team, the Indian Hockey Federation has offered cash rewards to the players for each goal scored.

The team's manager for the Asia Cup, RK Shetty, confirmed to CNN-IBN that the IHF has indeed promised the players a reward of a Rs 1,000 for every goal scored and a penalty of Rs 2,000 for every goal conceded in the tournament.

The Indian hockey team has been on a roll so far in the tournament and won all four of its pool matches.

TIME TO EARN: The Indian Hockey Federation announced the carrot and stick policy in Chennai.

The move is expected to further motivate the players who are fresh after thumping wins against Sri Lanka, Korea and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in Chennai.

India have booked their place in the semi-finals after routing Bangladesh 6-0.

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