If South Africa ill-treated a few Indian software professionals working there, would the Indian Government dare to ask the Indian cricket team not to play in the world cup? They wouldn’t dare in their dreams. Then why else would they command the Indian hockey team not to participate in the prestigious Azlan Shah Hockey tournament which is pretty much regarded as the hockey’s world cup? It truly sucks when diplomatic relations interferes with sports. I feel sorry for the hockey players who have been training hard for the last three months for this tournament.