Within hours of officially barring the media from entering the Dhyan Chand National Stadium, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) saw reason and made some concessions in the run-up to the World Cup starting on February 28.

Faced with mounting criticism for having denied entry to the media, ostensibly on security grounds, the FIH relented at the end of a meeting of the World Cup Co-ordination Commission chaired by President of the Indian Olympic Association Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Director-General, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Sayan Chatterjee, World Cup Tournament Director Ken Read, Hockey India Secretary-General Narinder Batra and Additional Commissioner of Police R.S. Krishnia.

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