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Women's hockey players receive Rs 2.30 lakh each

January 30, 2010 08:56 IST

The protesting Indian women's hockey players finally received their financial dues from the Sport Ministry in Bhopal on Friday.

Director Sports, Government of India, Deepika Kachhal went to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Centre to distribute cheques to the women players, who were sporting black arm bands in protest against the non-payment of their longstanding dues.

All the 41 players got cheques of Rs 2.30 lakh from the Sports Ministry, chief coach M K Kaushik said.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had donated Rs 1 crore to the Sports Ministry as financial assistance to the players.

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