New Delhi: Former captain Rajpal Singh has questioned Hockey India's decision to rule him "unfit" for the Olympic qualifiers without even conducting his fitness test.
The qualifiers will be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here, from February 18 to 26. The notable omissions from the 18-member squad were Rajpal and Gurbaj Singh.
On the other hand, Rajpal has asked that on what parameters was his fitness judged. "There was not a single fitness test done. The coach (Michael Nobbs) told me that a fitness test would be conducted on January 21 but nothing happened. And as far as my fitness is concerned, would be able to train with the team if I was unfit in the first place?" Rajpal questioned, reminding that he has played a Test match in the recently-concluded series against South Africa.