World Series Hockey on schedule after merger
New Delhi: The cloud of doubt that
threatened to disrupt the million-dollar World Series Hockey
(WSH) has been after the warring factions Hockey India (HI)
and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) entered an interim
arrangement on Monday.
IHF president RK Shetty and Hockey India secretary
Narinder Batra both announced in unison that the "matter has
It will be good news for the international players like
Arjun Halappa, Adrian D`Souza, Sardara Singh, Sandeep Singh,
Prabhjot Singh who had initially been banned for attending the
WSH press conference skipping the training session at the
national camp in Bangalore.
"I can assure you that we have kept in mind the interest
of the athletes. All the issues will be resolved," Batra told
However Batra also didn`t forget to mention that both
parties will be able to meet their individual contractual
"WSH is a tournament organised by the IHF. They will go
ahead with it. Similarly, we are planning to have our own
league and will come out with an arrangement in due course of
time," the HI secretary-general stated.