LoC tension fallout: Protests against Pak players in Hockey India League

Indian politicians and sportsmen have spoken strongly in support of the eight Pakistani players who will play in the tournament.

updated: January 15, 2013 15:44 IST
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New Delhi: A representative of Hockey India League (HIL) has met with the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Mumbai regarding the protests against Pakistani players, sources say.

Tension between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) has spilt over to the sports turf again, with some protests against the first HIL featuring Pakistani players.

The Mumbai Magicians team has four Pakistani players and is scheduled to play a match in the city on the 20th of this month. A final decision on the participation of the Pakistani players in the upcoming games is expected to be taken this evening by HIL organisers.

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