Bombay HC stays Hockey India elections for three weeks

Mumbai: Compounding the problems for Hockey
India, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the HI elections for
three weeks on a petition filed by Mumbai Hockey Association.

MHA lawyer Vijendra Jabra told PTI that a stay has been
granted on the elections scheduled today in New Delhi as HI
violated the High Court`s earlier order.

In January, the High Court had directed Hockey India to
consider MHA`s application for recognition within six weeks.
However, HI did not comply with the order, so MHA had filed a
fresh petition.

The court today stayed the elections and will hear the
matter in due course, he said.

Hockey India, which has the recognition of International
Hockey Federation (FIH), has to complete its election as
stipulated by the world body by July 31, failing which India
would be barred from participating in international
tournaments.

PTI

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