FIH to Send Delegation to Assess Current Situation in Hockey India


The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to send a delegation to India to assess the current situation in Hockey India (HI). Especially looking at the Men’s World Cup which is planned to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela in January 2023.

The World Governing Body of the Sport Gave Information About This in A Statement on Wednesday

The FIH has decided to review the current situation in Hockey India following the resignation of Narinder Batra from his post.

Former Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra on Monday resigned as the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), thus resigning from all three top posts including IOA chief, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and FIH chief. given.

After Batra’s resignation, the FIH appointed Sayif Ahmed of Egypt as the acting president of the World Sports Body. The FIH said the election of Batra’s permanent successor is to be held in November.

Ahmed’s appointment was announced after a meeting of the FIH Executive Board, which officially accepted Batra’s resignation.

“EB has decided to send an FIH delegation to India shortly to assess the current situation in Hockey India, especially in view of the next FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup,” the FIH said.

Presently, Hockey India is under a Committee of Administrators (CoA) on the orders of the Delhi High Court for alleged violation of the National Sports Code.

The Delhi High Court’s decision came on a plea by former India player Aslam Sher Khan, who had challenged the appointment of Narinder Batra as a life member of Hockey India.

The High Court held that the appointment of Batra as Life Member and Elena Norman as CEO was illegal and thus the administrative set-up of Hockey India was wrong or illegal.

The FIH will again review the status of Hockey India at the next Executive Board meeting, which will be held on 3 November.

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