The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday stated it has approved Australian David John’s resignation as the High Performance Director of Hockey India. John resigned from his publish on August 18 with instant impact, bringing up well being protection considerations because of the emerging Covid-19 circumstances in India.
“He resigned citing concern for his personal health in the current Covid-19 situation in India, and has expressed his desire to go back to Australia,” the SAI stated.
However, consistent with resources, John resigned, inside of days of his contract being renewed through SAI, as a result of variations with the nationwide federation’s most sensible brass. Recently, John’s contract was once renewed through the SAI until September 2021 however the Australian most well-liked to surrender and had complained about being sidelined through Hockey India for a very long time.
“David was feeling frustrated for a long time after Hockey India had apparently sidelined him. He was being ignored from being a part of important team decisions by Hockey India top brass,” a supply with regards to the advance had instructed PTI.
“David was no more involved in team decisions and was only occupied with taking online classes for coaches and players, a thing which didn’t go down well with him. The five-month break because of the COVID-19 pandemic was the trigger for his decision.”
John was once drawing a per thirty days wage of USD 12,000 in his present place and have been running from house in New Delhi for the reason that get started of the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. He was once related to Indian hockey since 2011, appointed in the beginning as the boys’s group physio beneath leader trainer Michael Nobbs.
Largely credited for bettering the Indian groups’ health ranges, John left his activity in 2012 after the London Olympics earlier than returning in a bigger place as High Performance Director in 2016.