Hockey World Cup – FIH Hockey warns India: The message from the International Hockey Federation (FIH) is very strict. With continuing…
Hockey World Cup – FIH warns India about hockey: The message from the International Hockey Federation (FIH) is very strict. With the issues going on, regarding the adoption of India’s Hockey Constitution and preparing for new elections, they have questioned India’s ability to host the 2023 Hockey World Cup. Failure to do so will jeopardize India’s right to host the mega World Cup next year. Follow live hockey news updates with InsideSport.IN
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It is important to note that Hockey India is currently run by the Committee of Officials appointed by the Supreme Court. It came after Hockey India’s violation of the Sports Act in May.
The FIH was writing to the three-member panel of the CoA, but there was no response from them. As a result, the communication from FIH to CoA is clear and they have stated clearly about the importance of holding elections or else India’s ability to host the competition will be in jeopardy.
Hockey World Cup: International Hockey Federation questions India’s ability to host World Cup after jury inaction, further delays in constitution drafting and elections could lead to loss of hosting rights
“In all honesty, the fact that you did not react at all to our letter from last week raises our concerns about Hockey India’s ability to host the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup, which is of paramount importance to us. To this extent, if the drafting of India’s hockey constitution and elections are so late, More than that, this will seriously heighten our concerns.” The Indian Express quoted Thierry Weil, CEO of FIH, as saying in the letter.
The members of the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) accepted Narinder Batra’s resignation. CAF President Seif Ahmed (Egypt) will be acting president. The next presidential election is on November 5. #hockey
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“We would like to reiterate that elections must take place urgently to allow the new (sic) Executive Board of Hockey India to have sufficient time to properly organize the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup, which is scheduled to take place from 13 to 29 January 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rorkela.
FIH is looking for a clear and detailed timetable from the Audit Bureau on the issue of preparing and adopting the constitution and holding elections.
There are also plans by the international body and the Asian Hockey Federation to send a delegation to India and speak with the Indian government and the Board of Agriculture.
Hockey World Cup: International Hockey Federation questions India’s ability to host World Cup after jury inaction, more delays in constitution drafting and elections could cost hosting rights