"Terry Walsh is leaving Indian hockey in the lurch," said former national chief coach Michael Nobbs. Walsh had replaced Nobbs after the latter resigned on health grounds last year.
Saying Walsh's resignation is "sad" and "shocking", Nobbs thought the decision was badly timed. "India is still celebrating the Asian Games gold and the junior lads have won the Johor Cup. This is not the time to go away," Nobbs told sports.ndtv.com from Sydney on Tuesday. (Full Text of Terry Walsh's Resignation Letter)
Walsh's "confidential" resignation letter to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General was emailed to the media by Hockey India president Narinder Batra on Tuesday afternoon. Batra is currently up in arms with the SAI bosses over financial matters. Walsh was apparently facing tax issues with SAI, his employers. (Also read: India win Sultan of Johor Cup for the 2nd time)