The Committee of Directors (CoA), appointed to run Hockey India, on Thursday mentioned it will not object if Elena Norman continues to work for the federation however she should relinquish her positions within the managing committee and govt board of the sports activities physique.
The CoA additionally mentioned that it’ll quickly discover an acceptable candidate to handle the day-to-day affairs of Hockey India.
Being the CEO of the organisation, Norman was part of the Hockey India’s Govt Board and a number of other Committees however didn’t have voting proper.
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A Delhi Excessive Court docket ruling on Wednesday eliminated the place of CEO and ‘Life Member’ from Hockey India.
The Court docket additionally constituted a three-member committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court docket decide AR Dave, for managing the affairs of the federation.
Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi and ex-Indian hockey group captain Zafar Iqbal are the opposite members of the Committee .
Quraishi mentioned Norman can proceed however not with current powers.
“So far as CEO Elena Norman is worried she is simply an worker of Hockey India. She will be able to’t have the powers to be within the govt board and managing committees of Hockey India, which is completely towards the Sports activities Code,” Quraishi instructed PTI.
“Her employment will not be in danger if she performs her responsibility simply as knowledgeable.” Quraishi additionally mentioned that they are going to quickly appoint knowledgeable to run HI similar to it was achieved for All India Soccer Federation (AIFF).
“We might be appointing an official with data of the game and integrity to run the day after day functioning of HI,” he mentioned.
“Our at first precedence is to appropriate the HI structure and put it consistent with the Sports activities Code. After which our purpose is to conduct a recent and truthful elections and hand over the reigns of the federation to the newly elected, democratic physique,” he mentioned.
Requested whether or not the skin interference may result in a ban on the federation by the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH), Quraishi mentioned: “I do not suppose so. We aren’t right here to remain for ages. We’re right here to simply put the home so as. The worldwide physique desires a democratically elected physique and we’re right here simply to do this.” Quraishi, who’s presently in another country, mentioned the CoA may have a digital assembly quickly to debate future plan of action.
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“I’m presently out of India on a private go to however I’ve determined to chop brief my go to and could be returning to India by June 7. Earlier than that we’ll attempt to have digital conferences on HI matter,” he mentioned.
Former India captain and a member of the 1980 Olympics gold medal-winning aspect, Zafar Iqbal mentioned it is a chance for him to present again to the sport.
“It’s a massive duty entrusted on my shoulders. I have not learn the courtroom orders but however no matter I’ve been requested to do will attempt to do one of the best of my talents,” he mentioned.
“No matter has occurred, the sport of hockey and the gamers should not endure a bit.” The HC has granted the CoA 20 weeks time to place HI’s home so as and conduct recent elections.