Bhaskar news | Last Modified - Nov 22, 2011, 09:29 AM IST
Ludhiana: Hours after they won the World Cup with a thumping victory over England, Indian women Kabaddi players were seen on the streets waiting for auto rickshaw to reach home. The players who made the country proud on Sunday were badly treated by their team management. The players were not provided conveyance to reach their home.
Moreover, the game officials didn’t even pay the hotel bills on time leading to the embarrassment of the players. While checking out, the players were stopped by the hotel staff for non payment of their food bills.
The arrangements for the stay of players were made in Park Plaza hotel. According to the hotel officials, food bill worth Rs 22,000 was due on the players which the game officials hadn’t paid. The players were made to wait at the hotel reception for two hours and were allowed to check out only after their bills were paid.
Punjab Sports Director Pargat Singh said the arrangements for the kabaddi players were made by the organising committee. “We fulfilled all the demands made by the team management. If the players faced an inconvenient it’s the responsibility of the team management,” said Singh.
After checking out, the players, with prize in their hand, were seen standing on the streets waiting for public transport. Most of them went their home walking.
Players told that they had to spend the entire week in one pair of clothes as their luggage got burnt in the bus accident ahead of the semi0final clash. The team management didn’t arrange for fresh pair of clothes for the players.