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IHF Suspended- A Welcome Move

K P S Gill’s 15-year tenure as the hockey boss came to an unceremonious end with the Indian Olympic Association removing him by suspending the IHF and appointing an ad-hoc committee, headed by former Olympian Aslam Sher Khan. The ‘unanimous’ decision to suspend IHF was taken at an emergency meeting called by the IOA followingContinue reading “IHF Suspended- A Welcome Move”

The Hockey Muddle

I DON’T know what is going on in the minds of hockey administrators worldwide. The Federation of International Hockey (FIH) recently said that India might loose the opportunity to host the 2010 world cup. The FIH is worried at India’s falling standards and despite devising a ‘Promoting Indian Hockey’ project, the country has failed toContinue reading “The Hockey Muddle”

Indian Hockey can bounce back

I WAS at the Bombay Hockey Association ground in Mumbai to meet a friend of mine who plays hockey at junior level when the news of India’s failure to qualify for the Olympics broke out. The players on the ground were stunned. I talked to my friend in the evening and he detailed me theContinue reading “Indian Hockey can bounce back”

Indian Hockey fails to Qualify for Beijing Olympics

Indian Hockey stooped to a new low when it failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics to be held later this year. This is the first time in its history of 80 years that the Men’s Hockey team has failed to qualify for the event. Facing a do or die battle against Great Britain inContinue reading “Indian Hockey fails to Qualify for Beijing Olympics”