London, June 18: Hockey India (HI) on Saturday announced cash awards for the Indian men’s team after the historic silver medal winning show in the Champions Trophy. Immediately after the medal presentation, Hockey India President render Batra went to the dressing room and announced the rewards.
“Australia did well to win the title, but for me you too are winners today,” said Batra soon after the Champions Trophy jury had rejected India’s appeal against a shoot-out infringement.
“It is a proud moment for all of us. The way the team has played against World Champions Australia is commendable. I congratulate the players, the coaches and the support staff for their hard work and dedication.
“I believe we are on the right track for road to Rio,” he added. IANS