Tussle between players and umpires takes centre level at Ambedkar hockey tournament

Food Corporation of India (FCI) defeated Excellency Hockey Academy 5-three to enter the semi-very last of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar hockey event, however the spotlight of the region-very last changed into the argument among players and umpires for the duration of the in shape.

One green card and yellow cards have been provided to Excellency Hockey Academy even as three green cards had been presented to FCI.

The suit also saw the suspension of mins for FCI goalkeeper and captain Aniket Dalvi.

“After 2d zone, FCI had 12 gamers at the floor. It is captain’s obligation to check climate team is playing with eleven gamers or no longer that’s why he became suspended for two mins,” said Vivek Kale, the umpire for the match.


The healthy become additionally halted for 4 minutes within the fourth region as umpires disallowed the aim of FCI. The game resumed after groups agreed to play.

“Our one intention changed into disallowed, I suppose it was a clear purpose. Umpires want to be more attentive. The exceptional component is we won the sport,” said Aniket Dalvi, captain, FCI.

It changed into a superb start for Food Corporation of India (FCI) as they scored the 2 desires within the first fifteen minutes. Goals got here from Gurfan Shaikh (3rd), Venkatesh Deokar (10th) respectively.

From the second half, Excellency Hockey Academy started out controlling the ball possession and they had been rewarded with Vinit Kamble scoring within the twenty third minute.

“Our team got a bit cozy after the first zone and that’s why we conceded desires. Umpires are doing an excellent process but nowadays few of their decisions were now not up to speed,” said Vikram Yadav, instruct of FCI.

Kamble introduced one greater goal in the thirty second minute but missing penalty corners prompted the damage to Excellency Hockey Academy as they stored trailing within the healthy.

In the fourth region, FCI who became leading three-2, netted greater dreams with Anuj Singh scoring purpose in the fiftieth minute whilst Deokar netted his 2nd goal in the 53rd minute.

“Umpires’ needs to do a miles better task. One of our participant’s turned into given a yellow card on the start of the game which made things became difficult for us,” said Vinod Nayar, captain of Excellency Hockey Academy.

Edwin John coach of Excellency Hockey Academy delivered, “We have superb umpire however these days I felt there has been miscommunication amongst each the umpires that’s why few problems took place for the duration of the fit.”

Results (quarterfinal)

Food Corporation of India five (Gurfan Shaikh third; Venkatesh Deokar 10th, 53rd; Akash Pawar 17th; Anuj Singh 50th) bt Excellency Academy three (Vinit Kamble twenty third, thirty second; Vinod Nair 58th). HT: three-1

Vikram Pillay Academy ‘A’ 6 (Yuvraj Walmiki 13th, twentieth, forty seventh; Philip Ba 34th; Devendra Walmiki thirty fifth; Reuben Kedari thirty seventh) bt Green Meadows: zero. HT: 2-0

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