League Notes: Hockey India Announces Prize Money For Hero Hockey India League
Hockey India announced that the Hero Hockey India League champion will capture a cash prize of Rs 2.5 crore ($470,000). The runner-up will receive Rs 1.25 crore ($235,000), while the third-place side of the field hockey league will get Rs 75 lakh ($141,000) (THE HINDU, 1/29). ... World players' union FIFPro has urged Indonesian football authorities to "resolve their differences after they were made aware of another case of an unpaid player being hospitalized." FIFPro said in a statement that French striker Moukwelle Ebanga Sylvain, who played for Indonesian Premier League club Persewangi Banywangi, "had not been paid for nine months and had suffered typhoid and stress" (REUTERS, 1/30).