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Govt withdraws HI affiliation

india Updated: Aug 06, 2010 00:25 IST

A few hours after Hockey India elected it's first managing committee, the Sports Ministry withdrew the provisional affiliation given to it for failing to follow government guidelines and declaring itself as a ‘private body’.

The government rejected Hockey India's clarifications to the show cause notice issued on Tuesday and withdrew the recognition given to function as a National Sports Federation given to the year-old body set up by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

In a letter to HI, the Ministry said: “As HI has refused to accept its public character and has failed to abide by the Government guidelines, it cannot continue to enjoy the Government recognition.”