New Delhi: Hockey India lambasted the Indian Hockey Federation for trying to lure players for its unsanctioned World Series Hockey league, saying such efforts by IHF were "blatant anti-national campaign" which will lead to "slow poisoning" of the national game.
Even though the event is not recognised by the International Hockey Federation, the IHF, in collaboration with Nimbus, is all set to organise the multi-million dollar franchise-based WSH league across different cities of the country in December.
"We have learnt that a World Series Hockey (WSH) League has been proposed to be conducted in India in December this year. This event, promoted by Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), is unsanctioned by FIH and has serious implications for both players and officials who participate in this unsanctioned event," HI said in a statement.
"It (IHF) is desperately trying to throw baits to woo the players and officials for the WSH, fully aware that this is an unsanctioned FIH event which attracts penalties and suspensions for violations."...more
11:46 PM, Oct 07, 2011
New Delhi: The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Thursday said it was "surprised" at the world body FIH de-recognising the World Series Hockey (WSH) and threatening players with a ban if they take part in the league. IHF president RK Shetty told IANS that he was "surprised" at FIH's u-turn, but said it will not impact the Nimbus-sponsored league, which is slated to start later this year. "How can FIH...
07:58 PM, Jan 27, 2011