According to the reports, Hockey India’s high-performance director David John has resigned, just days after his contract was renewed by the sports ministry until September 2021. It is learned that John has cited personal and health issues as reasons to return to Australia. But according to those in the know, John put in his papers after he was asked to report to the Hockey India office in Delhi every day as well as make trips to training centers around the country in the middle of the pandemic. John has been associated with Indian hockey for a long time now, having first come as the men’s team’s physio along with former coach Michael Nobbs. During that stint, he was credited with improving the players’ fitness levels as well.