Former Indian hockey stars say even Wasim Akram, Rameez Raja should go back

Ashok Kumar, member of 1975 world cup winning team, said ideally sports and politics should not mix but this is the time to come up with such a tough response.

updated: January 16, 2013 18:58 IST
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New Delhi: Former Indian players on Wednesday not only backed Hockey India's decision to send back Pakistanis but also advocated more stringent action even as players from across the border urged that the upcoming bilateral series should not be derailed due to the ongoing conflict.

HI barred all nine Pakistani players from participating in the Hockey India League and sent them back to their country as protests grew against Pakistan's ceasefire violation at the Line of Control.

Pakistani troops killed two Indian soldiers and decapitated one of them recently, an act described as 'dastardly' by the Indian Prime Minister.

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