Bunbury : According to reports three Indian hockey players along with assistant coach Yograj Singh had to face the heat of the Friday’s violent clash during a match of the tri-nation hockey series, when the tournament director Graham Napier banned them from the game.
Napier also slapped ban on Pakistan captain Shakeel Abbasi apart from manager of the Indian hockey team. While Indian coach Yograj Singh and player Chandi have been banned for five matches, another Indian player Gurbaj has been banned for three matches.
Indian hockey skipper Tushar Khandekar along with manager of the team, David and player Toshar are banned for one match.
The hockey ground of Busselton turned into battle field when players of India and Pakistan entered into a bloody clash leading to injuries to Indian player Gurbaj Singh.
Indians were leading the Tri-nation Hockey Tournament match on Friday at 3-0 when the tussle began.
Reports said that Gurbaj had a fight with Pakistani players near the penalty corner and the fight grew grave to the extent of physical violence.
The incident forced the match to be stopped for about half-an-hour. Even though the two teams returned to the turf later, they agreed not to resume the match.