Thursday, September 10, 2009


Jesus Garcia Pallares, who was roped in as the human performance analyst by Hockey India, has decided to end his contract with the national team.

Pallares, who was chosen by Jose Brasa for the job, has conveyed his decision to Hockey India.

"He has decided to quit for personal reasons. We were told that he got married recently and probably that's why he must have thought of ending this association," senior Sports Authority of India (SAI) official Praveer Krishn said.

Pallares' decision to quit has come as a surprise since Brasa had bargained hard for the trainer's services at the time of his appointment as chief coach. The authorities have now decided to use the services of MV Mathai as the physical trainer.

"We got the information on Pallares only on Wednesday. With the national camp already on, we decided to go with local trainers for the time being before hiring another permanent trainer," Hockey India secretary Md Aslam Khan said.

Pallares had accompanied the team on its European tour in July-August when the Indians played 'Tests' against Holland, England, Belgium and Spain.