Legends blast HI

Calcutta: Olympian Aslam Sher Khan, a member of the 1975 World Cup-winning team, feels the administrators have to function professionally to help Indian hockey reach the top again.

"Hockey India should have a strong organisation and only then can the game prosper. The body needs to be revamped. There should be no politics involved.

"Look at the BCCI… Everyone talks about India's success in cricket but look at the professional way the body is run… " Khan, a former national selector said on the sidelines of a school tournament on Saturday.

Another Olympian and son of legendary Dhyan Chand, Ashok Kumar feels wrong planning and selection issues are plaguing the national side. "The selectors should be held accountable… It's a pity that Gurjinder Singh isn't playing for India…"

Olympians Charles Cornelius, Gurbux Singh, Bir Bahadur Chetri and Bharat Chetri were also present.