By NIMY Sara Joy
New Delhi, Feb 03 – Media is restricted to enter the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, even after the Indian hockey team got there. Indian hockey team was there to familiarize with the circumstance.
A national daily photo journalist made an effort to get in and he caught by the security guards, then hampered by police for violating security.
Replied to the media, stadium authorities told ‘security concern’ is too stiff and cannot allow even the media to the stadium. The steps taken for security alert were not explained by both Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the organizing committee.
Major Dhyan Chand National stadium was the first among the Commonwealth Games venues to be opened January 24, 2010, after revamped at a cost of Rs 266 crore. The stadium is pread over 36 acres and its main field has a capacity to seat about 16,200 viewers.
It will be the host venue for the 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup and the hockey venue of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
As the World Cup to begin in less than a month before, the arousing controversies may affect Indian hockey and the World status of India as the world have a look to what India doing.