The Supreme Court said only sportsmen, not businessmen, should head sports bodies.
"Politics has taken the game of hockey to abysmal low. Earlier India used to win gold medals but now we are struggling to qualify. Sports bodies should be headed by sports-persons...not by businessmen," Supreme Court said on Thursday.
The top court's observations were made during the hearing of two warring factions of hockey associations - Indian Hockey Federation and Hockey India. Both associations have claimed that they represent Indian hockey.