Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand Travels To Rio In Economy Class While Officials Fly Business Class

The Logical Indian

August 11th, 2016

Source: The Quint | Image Courtesy: indiatimesnewsinshorts | The Quint

Lack of team spirit
It’s not a new fact that India gives more priority to its cricketers and once again such a harsh reality has been again confirmed by Olympian Dutee Chand. The female sprinter has revealed the while she was travelling to Rio for the Olympic, she was given accommodation in economy class of the flight while the other officials travelled in business class.The 20-year-old, who will be participating in the 100m category, did not even have her coach to accompany her and thus she had to travel all alone.

“My coach didn’t come with me”

Dutee told The Quint, “I flew alone from Hyderabad, my coach could not come with me. Managers and others are given Business Class tickets but players are being given economy class. It was a 36-hour journey, I could not get proper sleep or rest. If players are treated like this what kind of performance will we give in Olympics? Players should be taken care of. Those who are representing country are being given economy class and team managers are getting business class. In future Olympians should not face such problem.” She further said,  “If the comfortable seats were available they should have been availed to the athletes, after all, they are headed to the most important event of their life.”

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The Logical Indian is appalled by the fact that players who represent our country do not get their due respect. To hear our players narrate such incidents is indeed damning, we request the management, staff and the players to nurture great team spirit centered around the desire to win for country.

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