In the wake of the recent betting and fixing issues in the IPL, Hockey India has officially adopted several measures to prevent corruption in hockey.
While certain dos and don’ts — formulated by the International Hockey Federation — are already in place for players since last year, the additional features were approved of and adopted by the federation at its working committee meeting on Tuesday.
The most important of these is the decision to provide complete contact details including phone numbers of all players and officials to law enforcement agencies during any competition.
“Some may feel there is a privacy issue but prevention is better than cure. It is important to involve the law enforcement agencies since we do not have a specialised and independent anti-corruption unit like the BCCI,” Hockey India secretary-general Narinder Batra said.
In addition, the decision to ban players’ agents from national camps and team hotels was also approved. Any agent who represents or wishes to represent a player must also be registered with Hockey India. Their details will also be furnished to law enforcement agencies, Batra added.
The Hockey India working committee is a 10-member body that has the right to approve certain regulatory decisions on behalf of the complete executive board.