New Delhi: In massive fillip to Hockey India, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has requested the IOA to recognise HI as the sole governing body for the sport in the country by removing all reference to the erstwhile IHF.
"In continuation to the decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) based out of Lausanne, Switzerland, on 17th September 2015, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has now formally written a letter to the Indian Olympic Association, requesting them to remove all reference of the Indian Hockey Federation(IHF) from their records and website," the FIH said in a statement.
FIH had approved HI during its Congress in November last year as the National Association of India. This decision was later appealed by the Indian Hockey Federation in CAS, which reinstated HI as the official governing body for the sport of hockey in India.
Hockey India came into existence in the year 2009.