New Delhi, September 22
The Indian males’s hockey staff was dealt one other massive blow forward of the Tokyo Olympics when analytical coach Chris Ciriello stop from his place attributable to well being points, days after David John tendered his resignation from High Performance Director’s put up.
The embellished drag-flicker from Australia, who has an Olympic bronze apart from World Cup gold and a number of different medals to his credit score, has put in his papers over the weekend from his residence in Victoria.
Ciriello, 34, went again to Australia in June in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic when the nationwide gamers got a month’s break.
It’s been over a month the nationwide camp has resumed on the SAI South Centre in Bengaluru on August four however Ciriello is but to return. And now it has been learnt that the Australian has abruptly ended his affiliation with Indian hockey attributable to well being points.
According to sources near the participant, he’s present process remedy for pores and skin irritation, cited as the explanation behind his resignation.
“Chris has apparently resigned as analytical coach of Indian men’s hockey team. He went to Australia in June and was supposed to join the national camp last month but he stayed back, first because of some issues with his visa and then health problems,” a supply near the event advised PTI.
Ciriello, who has been with the Indian staff for two-and-half years, was handed a 12 months’s extension until Tokyo Games by his employer Sports Authority of India after the Olympics have been postponed by a 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ciriello is the third Australian assist workers of Hockey India after High Performance Director John and males’s staff physio David MacDonald to have resigned within the final one month.
Their exodus will definitely be a giant blow for the Indian males’s staff in its preparations for the Tokyo Olympics as it is vitally unlikely for Hockey India to search out their appropriate replacements in these instances of pandemic. PTI