Indian Hockey Federation

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The Indian Hockey Federation [1] was the Indian branch of the International Hockey Federation.


It was the apex governing body of field hockey in India. It was formed in 1928 in Gwalior. It was the first non-European team to be a part of the FIH. As a member of the International Hockey Federation, it represented India in all international matches under the formerleadership of KPS Gill & the secretary of the federation, K.Jyothikumaran. The women's team was directed by the Indian Women's Hockey Federation.


Kandaswamy Jothikumaran of the IOA resigned after a television show accused the federation's secretary of corruption in April 2008. [2] K P S Gill, IHF chief for 14 years, lost his position [3] when the Indian Hockey Federation was suspended by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on April 28. [4]

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The Indian Olympic Association appointed a new five-member national selection committee. This panel will work in conjunction with the International Field Hockey Federation. [5][permanent dead link] The panel is headed by Aslam Sher Khan, a former MP and former hockey captain and includes Ashok Kumar, Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal, and Dhanraj Pillay. [6], [7]

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