New Delhi: The Disciplinary Committee of Hockey India (HI) today imposed ban on a few players and coaches for breach of code of conduct and bringing disrepute to the sport.

The Committee recommended a ban of six months on Sarvanjit Singh and Karamjit Singh, players for Punjab & Sind Bank and Gurpreet Singh, player Air India with effect from April 1, 2014 from all Hockey India and Hockey India sanctioned tournaments.

Each of the players will also be on probation for a period of one year from October 1, 2014 and any repeat incident of such nature will immediately result in another ban of one year from the date of that incident.

The incident took place during the 48th All India Bombay Gold Cup Tournament, when an altercation between the three players resulted in issuance of red cards to each player.

Bachitter Singh, player of Indian Army was also imposed a ban of six months for physically and verbally assaulting the on-field umpire, Virender Singh during the 3rd All India Sahizada Ajit Singh Hockey Champions Trophy 2013.

A ban has been imposed on him as well for a period of nine months beginning April, 2014.

In another case, Harpreet Singh from Namdhari XI Team was banned from playing any tournament for a period of three months beginning April 1, 2014 for getting involved in a disciplinary case and breach of Code of Conduct of Hockey India.

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