Hockey India schedules election in July

Hockey India decided to hold its much-awaited election next month.

New Delhi: Having missed deadline several
times in the past, Hockey India on Monday decided to hold its
much-awaited election next month, while ratifying the
affiliations of 33 units.

Hockey India president Vidya Stokes presided over the
special general council meeting, also attended by Sports
Ministry observer SPS Tomar, after which federation secretary
Narinder Batra made the election announcement without
confirming the date.

"The house unanimously decided to conduct the elections
for the office-bearers in July," Batra said in a statement.

According to him, 70 representatives of 29 member units
attended today`s meeting in which the house unanimously
ratified the affiliation granted to 25 states, including
Punjab, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Goa.

Affiliation was also ratified for the four institutional
boards -- Railways, Services, Universities and Air India.

"Ratification of affiliation was also granted to the
states of Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka, subject to the decision of their pending court
cases," Batra said.

He said the national championships for both men and women
would be held between December 2010-February 2011, preceded by
sub-junior nationals.

Today`s meeting also adopted constitutional amendments to
facilitate admission of associate members, adoption of World
Anti-Doping Agency code and five per cent representation for
athletes with voting power.



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