Sports Ministry approves IHF suspension

Updated: 16 May 2008 16:36 IST

The Sports Ministry on Friday accepted the Indian Olympic Association's decision to suspend the Indian Hockey Federation.

New Delhi:

The Sports Ministry on Friday accepted the Indian Olympic Association's decision to suspend the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and said from now onwards, it would deal with the IOA in all matters pertaining to the national game.

Reacting to IOA President Suresh Kalmadi's letter on Thursday, informing the ministry about the decision to replace IHF with an ad-hoc committee, headed by Kalmadi himself, the Sports Ministry on Friday accepted the decision and conveyed its approval.

"IOA has informed us about the constitution of the ad-hoc committee and we have sent our response accepting the decision. From now onwards, we would communicate with the IOA only in all matters relating to Indian hockey," the source said.

Topics : Hockey
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