New Delhi: A day after the IOA gave 21 days time to both Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation to submit a new merger proposal, the IHF today accused the national Olympic body of playing "double standards" in the crisis related to the game's governance in the country.
IHF claimed that IOA is going out of its way to protect HI. "The settlement between IHF and HI was reached on 25th July, 2011 which was purely an internal arrangement, but was promptly rejected by the IOA and FIH," IHF secretary general Ashok Mathur said in a statement.
"The IOA is also playing double standard since it recognises IHF as per court order and on the other hand writes to Government and FIH to deal with Hockey India. This is how they are protecting a body which was illegally formed," he added.