Below are comments made by Thiagarajan, a respected hockey writer and Chairman of the AHF Media Committee in The Hindu newspaper today.
He was witness to the regrettable incident where I was merely doing my job.
Please read and understand.
Meanwhile, in a regrettable development, the Media officer, Satwant Dhaliwal, has quit consequent an altercation with a Malaysian coach over seating in the media box.
The coach insisted on sitting in the reserved media area citing the chairs were unoccupied. Finding the official response indifferent to his complaint, Mr. Dhaliwal stepped down.
With some tact the incident could have been avoided. In the end, it has left a bitter taste among the national and international media personnel, who are here for the event