FIFA has banned the All India Football Association for not holding elections. This time, the Indian hockey is moving towards exile? The question has been raised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Two members of FIH have come to India to review the activities of Hockey India. Acting President of FIH Saif Ahmed is also in that group.
Hockey in India is now under the Committee of Administrators (COA). They have the responsibility of making a new constitution in accordance with the national sports policy. The FIH team will check how far that work has gone. Besides, a meeting is also scheduled with the COA and the Union Sports Ministry.
Monitoring of the FIH team is very important. Hockey World Cup is going to be held in India next year. His preparations have already started in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. If Hockey India is exiled, India will no longer be able to host the World Cup. Can’t even play. Not only that, India will not be able to participate in any international matches including the Pro League. Both men’s and women’s teams have had success in recent times. As a result, if Hockey India is deported, it will be a big blow, the concerned circles think.
Hockey is better placed than Indian football in this regard. Because, according to sources, the necessary amendments to the hockey constitution have already been made. The election of the executive committee is scheduled to be held on October 1. That is what the COA members will say when they meet the FIH team on Wednesday. FIH will examine whether the new constitution is compatible with their own constitution. A decision will be taken after that.