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Haryana Govt. seeking Athletes’ Income Share

Gurugram: Haryana Govt.’s decision to have 33% of income earned through professional sports and advt. endorsements of the sportsmen employed by is on hold. The sportsmen employed have to seek without pay leaves, but they are treated on duty with approval from competent authority. CM has ensured of a just consideration for the sportsmen. Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar has urged the govt. to assess policies.

Meanwhile, Ashok Khemka, Principal secretary, sports & youth affairs had earlier asked for full income to be paid. Wrestlers Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat disagreed as a lot of monetary investments are done by the families for the training, equipment, diet. Players don’t get the basic financial support from the govt. in the initial years.

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