Calling on the IOA to sort out the administrative mess which led to India`s suspension from the Olympic movement, IHF patron KPS Gill on Sunday said that the overhauling should put in place a system so clean and efficient that it becomes a model for the world to follow.
The lackadaisical attitude of the Haryana government has forced the Indian Hockey Federation-backed Federation Cup tournament to be shifted to the Capital out of the state, the organisers of the event said here on Saturday.
The Indian Hockey Federation on Thursday lodged a strong protest with the IOC for including Hockey India General Secretary Narinder Batra and Jharkhand Olympic Association chief R K Anand in the IOA delegation for the May 15 meeting at Lausanne.
The International Hockey Federation today said that it was taken by "surprise" by the scare the game had to go through regarding its Olympic status, with its president Leandro Negre saying that the threat to omit the sport from the Games is a wake-up call for the body.
The beleaguered Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) today came down heavily upon the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for country`s poor show at the quadrennial extravaganza and denounced the three-member committee set-up by it to look into the running of the Indian hockey.
Former India players Prabhjot Singh and Gagan Ajit Singh on Wednesday said the standoff between HI and IHF was not helping the cause of the players and the sport and HI should not have barred the probables, named for the national camp, to play in the WSH.
The Delhi High Court on Monday cleared the way for the players` participation in the World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sport, if the tournament schedule does not clash with international commitments of the national team.
Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan on Wednesday said that warring Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI) should form an unified front soon so that the beleaguered players can approach one body with their problems.
The government has no business in the participation of national players in the controversial World Series Hockey and it`s up to the federation and players themselves to decide on the issue, sports minister Ajay Maken said.
Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay on Saturday said the warring Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should sort out their issues as it is hampering the country`s preparation for the 2012 Olympics.
The Sports Ministry`s effort to end the long-standing imbroglio in Indian hockey ended on a futile note as differences continued to persist between Hockey India and IHF even as IOA on Fridaygave a 21-day deadline to both the bodies to present a new merger propopsal.