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Junior Women Hockey Players Left Stranded In Australia; Cry for Help

In a shocking video that has gone viral, a handful of junior women hockey players from India were left stranded in Adelaide, Australia. The girls reportedly, went to take part in a hockey tournament, but didn't get any access to food or transportation, because of which they had to miss their matches

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Updated:December 5, 2017, 10:29 PM IST
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Junior Women Hockey Players Left Stranded In Australia; Cry for Help
A screen grab of the stranded hockey players in Australia. (Twitter/ Manjinder S Sirsa)
New Delhi: In a shocking video that has gone viral, a handful of junior women hockey players from India were left stranded in Adelaide, Australia. The girls reportedly, went to take part in a hockey tournament, but didn't get any access to food or transportation, because of which they had to miss their matches.

The video was made by an Indian taxi driver, working in Australia, who is asking the girls, and their coach, about their grievances. The girls can be seen crying in the video, as they rue the missed opportunity, having come this far.

The girls also shed light on the fact that, despite spending a hefty sum from their pockets, they don't get what they deserve. Delhi MLA Manjinder Sirsa, posted it on Twitter and wrote, "Kind attention @SushmaSwaraj Ji, @HCICanberra @AusHCIndia, @Ra_thore Ji - these girls went to Australia as our nation’s representative to play Hockey. They need our support to bring home medals and glory. Please listen to the video and take quick action for real #ChakDeIndia."




To this, Sports Authority of India replied, "No Govt. Of #India sanction/approval for travel has been accorded to the team and coach featured in the video circulating on social media. Neither has @TheHockeyIndia approved or sanctioned the tour. @Ra_THORe @SushmaSwaraj @HCICanberra @AusHCIndia."




The Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore has ordered a probe into the whole incident. Reacting quickly to the problem, SAI tweeted, "Taking serious note of this, Hon. Sports Minister Col @Ra_THORe has ordered investigation and action into this matter, which has caused inconvenience and embarrassment to the girls and has brought disrepute to the nation. @TheHockeyIndia @SushmaSwaraj @HCICanberra @AusHCIndia."





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