IHF's Gill Approves Malhotra's Decision To Exclude Hockey India's Batra From IOC Meeting
Indian Hockey Federation Patron & Chief Advisor K.P.S. Gill on Saturday applauded Indian Olympic Association acting Chief V.K. Malhotra's decision "not to include Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra in the four-member delegation" for a meeting with the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 15, according to the PTI. A four-member delegation will accompany Sports Ministry officials for the May 15 meeting with the IOC "to find a way for India's return to the Olympic movement." Besides Malhotra, the list includes Squash Rackets Federation of India Patron N. Ramachandran, Archery Association of India VP Tarlochan Singh and Indian Kayaking Canoeing Association President S. Raghunathan. Criticizing Batra, Gill said, "It is a well known fact that the conniving Narinder Batra has been playing games for his own selfish interest and ensured that the IOA does not show any favorable inclination towards the IHF" (PTI, 5/4).