Lahore: The chief coach and manager of the Pakistan hockey team that finished seventh in the London Olympics has blamed senior players and the contingent's chef-de-mission for the side's failure to grab a medal at the showpiece event.
Akhtar Rasool, a former Pakistan captain and an Olympian, in his report to the Pakistan Hockey Federation has blamed Aqil Shah, who was chef-de-mission, for spoiling the atmosphere in the hockey camp.
According to details, Rasool has said Shah's negative attitude and comments played a big role in affecting the morale of the team.
"He kept on scaring the players about dope tests and even told some senior players they should retire and seek asylum in the United Kingdom," Rasool said in his report....more
10:38 AM, Sep 05, 2012