Leandro Negre has come to India with vested interest: KPS Gill

Gill said the discrimination in the selection of the Indian team for the London Olympics by deliberately keeping out the IHF-promoted World Series Hockey (WSH) players was solely responsible for the debacle at the quadrennial event.

updated: February 07, 2013 22:27 IST
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New Delhi: The Indian Hockey Federation on Thursday alleged that FIH president Leandro Negre has come to India with some vested interest in mind and termed his statement that IHF should join and support the Hockey India (HI) as "shocking and absurd".

"Negre's statement that he does not wish to involve in the dispute between the IHF and HI but the IHF should join and support HI is shocking and absolutely absurd. This clearly shows the intent and bias of the FIH towards the illegal Hockey India (HI). The IOC must take a note of his visit which is clearly with vested interest in mind," said IHF patron and chief advisor, KPS Gill in a statement.

Gill, in his scathing criticism of HI secretary general Narinder Batra, alleged that the now suspended IOA vice president had been the pivot of the illegal IOA elections, which went against the directives of the IOC.

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