IHF appoints selection committee

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

The Indian Hockey Federation today announced a seven-member selection committee which includes four former national captains.

IHF appoints selection committee

New Delhi:

A day after being rapped by the Sports Ministry for its selection policy, the Indian Hockey Federation today announced a seven-member selection committee which includes four former national captains. Former Olympians and captains Gurbux Singh, B P Govinda, Aslam Sher Khan and Surinder Singh Sodhi have been named in the committee to be headed by IHF president KPS Gill. IHF Secretary General K Jothikumaran is the member secretary and IPS officer Prithviraj is the vice-chairman. The Sports Ministry had yesterday asked the IHF to put in place a transparent selection policy but a top official of the federation claimed that the names had been finalised much before the meeting. "It has nothing to do with the meeting with the Sports Ministry. The names were finalised long before," he told PTI adding that one of the selectors had even been sent with the team to Japan to observe the players perform in the four-nation tournament. "Govinda has been sent to Japan to see how the team performs there." For the last two years, all team selections were done by Gill, Prithviraj and Jothikumaran. But the official claimed that even before the IHF used to involve the coach, trainer and former players in the selection process. (PTI)

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