Indian hockey federation dissolved, ad-hoc committee appointed (Lead)

April 28th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Monday dissolved the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and in its place appointed a five-member ad hoc committee to run hockey in the country. Long-standing IHF chief K.P.S. Gill was sacked. Announcing the decisions here, IOA chief Suresh Kalmadi said the decision was unanimous and it was taken in the interest of Indian hockey though it was “painful” to remove K.P.S. Gill.

Kalmadi has been authorised to name the members of the ad hoc committee.

The emergency meeting of the IOA also named a five-member national selection committee headed by Aslam Sher Khan, a former MP. Ashok Kumar, Ajitpal Singh, Zafar Iqbal and Dhanraj Pillay will be the other selectors.

It was also decided to appoint Australian Ric Charlesworth as adviser to the ad hoc committee.

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