India’s foreign wrestling coaches Andrew Cook and Temo Kazarashvili left India with half of their monthly salary for March in their pockets and are wondering if they will be paid their dues along with the remuneration for the current month.
Women’s team coach Cook left for Seattle in the USA on March 19 after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) called off the national camp in Lucknow on March 17 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Diminutive Kazarshvili, the 1982 World Champion, who coaches India’s Greco Roman wrestlers, also left for Georgia soon after the men’s camp in Sonepat was halted.
“It’s not my choice to be back home. They approved everything before I left as I filled out the forms. I received my March salary and it was only half. When I inquired, they said they are holding my pay,” Cook told PTI from Seattle.