SV Sunil, PT Rao still awaiting Army nod for Hockey World League

Incidentally, Sunil and Rao were among the six players who had to go through the same ordeal before the start of the just-concluded Hockey India League.

updated: February 12, 2013 21:13 IST
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New Delhi: Striker S V Sunil and goal-keeper PT Rao are yet to get clearance from their employer to represent the national team in the Hockey World League Round 2 starting February 18 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

Both Sunil and Rao are from the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) as they are on the payroll of the Indian Army.

According to a source in Hockey India, the letters seeking permission for both the players to play in the tournament are lying unattended somewhere in the Army Headquarters.

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