Pune: Foreign coaches can never yield results for Indian sports, feels former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, who said the key to success lies in empowering and nurturing local trainers.
Pillay, who was here to select promising athletes for testing and training at MEDSPORT HSPRI -- India's first privately-owned Sports Medicine Research Institute --, said the trainers in India are as good as any of their foreign counterparts.
"Our country does not understand the value of local trainers. We keep running after foreigners. Hockey India feels foreign coaches can give results. We are wasting money on foreigners, almost Rs 6 lakh. Foreigners cannot give results, it is 110 per cent sure and I say this with experience of over 25 years," Pillay said.