KPS Gill ousted; IOA suspends IHF

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{image-kps gill_28042008.jpg}New Delhi, April 28: The Indian Olympic association on Monday suspended the Indian Hockey Federation and appointed a five member ad-hoc panel that will replace the sports body.

IOA's decision comes after a sting operation by a news channel exposed corruption in the Indian Hockey Federation. Earlier on Sunday, expressing dismay at the state of Indian hockey, FIH chief Els van Breda Vriesman said the world body can't work with a federation whose top official was under investigation following a TV sting operation. It (the sting operation) is never heard of in the world of field hockey. I wish the Indian hockey gets positive publicity and not this kind. We are in touch with both International Olympic committee and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) how to proceed in such situation," she said.

"Now the IOA has to manage Indian Hockey Confederation because I don't think we can work with a half-suspended Secretary General (K Jothikumaran) and a president probably linked because he protects his secretary in this case," she added.

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