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MP Govt to pay Rs 1 cr to women's hockey team

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New Delhi, Jan 21: A sum of Rs 1 crore will be rewarded to the national women's hockey team by the Madhya Pradesh Government.

This move from the government comes after women team rejected Hockey India's offer.

Speaking to reporters, Sports Minster MS Gill said, "I am very happy that the Madhya Pradesh government has come forward to help the women's team."

Gill further said, "I have spoken to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and he is eager to extend his support to women's hockey."

Earlier, women's Hockey team members were protesting in Bhopal against the non-payment of their dues for their performance in 2009.

OneIndia News

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Story first published: Friday, January 22, 2010, 16:42 [IST]
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