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HC seeks Centre stand for plea against Hockey India

Aug 27, 2020 15:17 IST

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and Hockey India for their stand on a plea alleging that the sports federation has violated the national sports code by creating posts like 'life member', 'life president' and CEO, which are not permitted under the rules. The petition was filed by former hockey player Aslam Sher Khan, who was a part of the 1975 Hockey World Cup winning Indian team. He has sought quashing of the articles in Hockey India's Memorandum of Association under which these posts have been created. Aslam's advocate said that these posts were not contemplated under the National Sports Code of 2011 and have been created in violation of the rules and guidelines governing functioning of the national sports federations. The petition also alleges that various acts of nepotism and favouritism by Narinder Batra and Elena Norman were causing loss, financial and otherwise to the sport and has sought quashing of the appointments of both the life member and CEO respectively.