'Hockey going through bad phase in India'

“While in Pakistan, hockey is going through a bad phase as the country itself was in turmoil, the game is suffering in India due to other reasons,” Khan, said. “Some time back we had the Indian Hockey Federation which was dissolved and its place was taken by an ad-hoc committee and this too was also disbanded some time later,” he said. The former hockey Olympian said that “the game was being run in India through what is known as Hockey India but even till today, this body has failed to get recognition from the government.”

“Hockey is being run in India at the whims and fancies of the FIH and the first indication of this was that a Spaniard was appointed as the coach of the Indian national hockey team,” he said.  Khan also said that former greats of hockey were being treated as second class citizens by Hockey India.

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