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Mar 02, 2010 at 01:12pm IST

MP CM takes U-turn on cash awards

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sivraj Singh Chauhan has done a U-turn on his cash award offer to goal scoring Indian hockey players.

He now says he had announced Rs 1 lakh per goal for the whole team, and not for individual players who hit the goals. It means if Indian team scores 20 goals in the World Cup, Rs 20 lakh will go to the team and not to individuals.

Chauhan had come in for severe criticism after he announced that those who hit goals in the ongoing Hockey World Cup will be rewarded.

CHAK DE INDIA: The Indian team will get Rs 1 lakh award for scoring each goal in the Hockey World Cup.

Experts including Harsha Bhogle criticided him, saying hockey being a team game, the whole team should get the credit.