The Indian Olympic Association has set up a three-member committee to resolve the issue of how best to run the affairs of hockey in the country.
The two warring bodies – Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation – have been asked to present their case before the committee on August 21. The three-member committee, set up following directions from the International Hockey Federation last month, comprises the former Wrestling Federation of India president G.S. Mander, the Indian Weightlifting Federation president Birendra Prasad Baishya and the Handball Federation of India secretary-general S.M. Bali. The committee will submit its report on August 31.
Revealing this on the sidelines of a function to honour the Olympic medallists in the Capital on Friday, the IOA President V.K. Malhotra said, “It is high time we resolved the hockey mess and moved on. We are hoping that something concrete comes out by the month-end.”