Delhi High Court places Hockey India under Committee of Administrator for Sports Code violation | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday positioned Hockey India below a three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) to run its day-to-day affairs after observing that the sports activities physique has violated the National Sports Code.
The HC ruling got here on a petition filed by former India participant Aslam Sher Khan, who had challenged Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra’s appointment as life member of Hockey India.
The HC held that HI’s appointment of Batra as ‘Life Member’ and Elena Norman as CEO had been unlawful below the Sports activities Code.
Making a reference to the Supreme Courtroom case regarding All India Soccer Federation (AIFF), the HC constituted a committee, which might be headed by former Supreme Courtroom choose AR Dave and may have former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi and former Indian hockey workforce captain Zafar Iqbal as members.
“….it will be within the public curiosity that its affairs be put within the fingers of a Committee of Directors (CoA) as has been directed by the Supreme Courtroom on 18th Could 2022, within the case of one other NSF in All India Soccer Federation…,” the HC mentioned.
“…the executive setup of R-2 (Hockey India) is, erroneously or illegally constituted due to the Life President and Life Members,” the HC bench of Justices Najmi Wajiri and Swarana Kanta Sharma mentioned in its order.
“The Authorities of India can’t grant recognition to a NSF whose structure will not be in consonance with the Sports activities Code. The posts of Life President, Life Member within the NSF are unlawful so is the put up of CEO within the Managing Committee. These posts are struck-down.”
The HC mentioned all such references in Structure/Memorandum of Affiliation of Hockey India must be eliminated.
“As famous hereinabove, the mere presence of some individuals in a Society as a such Member or in a gathering, albeit with out voting rights can affect impartial decision-making and election course of.
“Until such time it’s introduced in consonance with the Sports activities Code and as interpreted by this court docket, its affairs can’t be left within the fingers of individuals who don’t have any legitimacy.
“Within the absence of a Managing Committee, elected below a structure strictly in consonance with the Sports activities Code and the court docket judgments, the pursuits of hockey, its growth and the emotions of the hockey-players, aspirants and lovers mustn’t endure.”

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