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SBD Global/April 9, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Hockey India Forms New Committee To Promote Sport

With an eye to promote the sport at the grassroot level, Hockey India on Monday "formed a High Performance and Development Committee" for the year '13-14 to be headed by Secretary General Narinder Batra (PTI, 4/8). ... The Singapore Table Tennis Association "has made a u-turn on its selection criteria for the upcoming Asian Youth Games in August and next year's Youth Olympic Games." It "decided to hold trials after criticism from some paddlers' parents and the Singapore National Olympic Council" (STRAITS TIMES, 4/8). ... Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said that "the government should play a bigger role and start making public golf courses for the sport to become popular among the masses." Jeev said, "We need to have more public golf courses and driving ranges so that the normal masses also get an opportunity to play. The government also needs to play a far greater role for the development of the sport" (IANS, 4/8).
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