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IHF appoints selection panel

Taking forward its tussle with Hockey India (HI), the KPS Gill-led Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Tuesday announced its panel of selectors to pick up India teams.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2010 23:33 IST
Agencies/HT Correspondent

Taking forward its tussle with Hockey India (HI), the KPS Gill-led Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Tuesday announced its panel of selectors to pick up India teams.

The IHF selection panel comprises Olympians Dilip Tirkey of Orissa, Edward Aloysius of Mumbai, Baljit Singh Dhillon of Punjab, Gurbux Singh Grewal of Mumbai, Syed Ali of Uttar Pradesh and Abdul Gaffoor Khan, a former international player from Bhopal.

The announcement made on the sidelines of the 63rd Senior National Men's Hockey Championship for the Rangaswamy Cup here does not come as a surprise as the IHF wants to prove that it is fully functional. However, the move has no relevance as the IHF is not recognised by the international hockey federation (FIH) and therefore not authorised to select teams for international events.

Though two of the selectors, Aloysius and Gaffoor watched the quarterfinal proceedings at the Aishbagh Stadium and the other three are expected to join in a day or two, their efforts will eventually go waste as HI may not recognise what they pick.

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