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Kashyap out of SAI Teams Wing, Sriman is the new chief

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) shifted PC Kashyap out of the Teams division on Wednesday and replaced him with Radhika Sriman.

other Updated: Apr 05, 2012 00:49 IST

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) shifted PC Kashyap out of the Teams division on Wednesday and replaced him with Radhika Sriman.

Sriman, a director-level officer in the department, was first promoted to the level of regional director, before being given charge of the Teams department that oversees preparation of various national teams for international events, including the Olympic Games.

Kashyap is still awaiting a new posting. When contacted, he said the seniors "would know better how to utilise my services".

Kashyap, who took over from SS Roy last year, is learnt to have earned the wrath of top officials for supporting the country's top 400m female runners facing dope charges. He allowed them to use the SAI centre facilities in Sonepat. Before shifting Kashyap, he was served two memos to explain his conduct.

No India, Pak call off hockey event
Lahore/New Delhi: India pulled out of the three-nation hockey tournament in Pakistan (from April 9-13) after the external affairs ministry refused permission on security grounds, forcing the Pakistan Hockey Federation to call off the event. Malaysia, the third team in the tournament, had withdrawn two days back.

PHF secretary Asif Bajwa said the Indian hockey authorities had informed that their foreign ministry had advised them not to send the team to Pakistan due to security concerns.

"It's with deep regret we have to announce that India has said it can't send its team," Bajwa said. "They informed us that their government had not granted permission due to security reasons," he said.