Tuesday, September 28, 2010


There has been various views presented and debated with regards to Aussie based Jiwa Mohan's inclusion into the Commonwealth Games. The arguments range from the fact that Jiwa had not trained with the team, thus parachuting into the final squad while other players went through a regimented training schedule, punishing to say the least since Jiwa only played in the Sultan Azlan Shah in May.

For the record Jiwa was not in the team for the China Four Nation Tournament, Norini the squad for theEuropeTour that saw the national team winning the Five Nation Insep Tournament in Paris last month.

So naturally some of the players are slighted about the preference given to Jiwa and his inclusion at the eleventh journey. And it is believed that MHF had to compensate him, something no one should begrudge as Jiwa proved his fitness and worth to the team by going through a special trial.

On the top of that Jiwa has already collected his retirement fund from Yayasan Hoki, somethingthatcan only be done after thenationl team confirms that it no longer requires the services of the said player.

And a more far fetched theory is that Jiwa is in the team due to hisSapura connection with some officials in the national set-up,

But as I said this is far fetched and we shall pose these questions to national coach StepheN van Huizen later today to find out his views and justification on the inclusion ofJiwa.