IOA’s 3-Members Committee to decide: Who will govern the Hockey in India?

A 3-members committee, headed by former Wrestling Federation of India President G S Mander along with Indian Weightlifting Federation chief Birendra Prasad Baishya and Handball Federation of India Secretary General S M Bali, was set up by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to decide on who should run the game in the country out of the two warring bodies — Hockey India (HI) or Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).

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The committee, which was formed a month ago under the directive of International Hockey Federation (FIH), has received the views of HI and IHF in writing and will hear their representatives on August 21.  Report of the committee will be submitted to the IOA and FIH before 31 August 2012.

The tussle between HI and IHF is long-standing, even after many rounds of talks with intervention of sports ministry and IOA. Continue reading →

Hockey Dispute Discussed in Rajya Sabha (Parliament)

I happy to know that some body at least somebody asked question on Hockey in Rajya Sabha, though it is on dispute instead of development and Ajay Maken, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports replied to the question asked by Om Prakash Mathur in writing which is reproduced below from pib.nic.in:

Dispute in Hockey Associations

The Government has been making efforts to facilitate an amicable settlement between Hockey India (HI) and Indian hockey Federation (IHF). As part of this process, IHF and HI have agreed to an administrative arrangement to jointly discharge the responsibilities of the national sports federation for hockey in India pending resolution of various disputes between the two bodies. The salient features of the proposed arrangement are as follows:- Continue reading →