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Hockey India elections: Hockey loses, politics wins

Jimmy Bhogal
818   //    05 Aug 2010, 19:59 IST

Vidya Stokes is the new president of Hockey India and it does not sound good to me. After all what can a 83 year old deliver for hockey. Frankly, the answer to this question is ‘nothing’. While, Pargat Singh – ex-captain, former Olympian and the fan favorite lost with the scoreline of 41-21, i wonder what were those 41 members thinking at the time of voting?

This 83 year old did not pay heed to the governments guidelines regarding the age limit of contesting. Everyone seems to have just one thing to ask now, at her age will she use the hockey stick as a walking stick ? There is nothing else that she can do with a hockey stick.

Vidya Stokes is a politician, check out her wikipedia page. I don’t want to see her face. Not only her, but her accomplices Narinder Batra also won the post of secretary with the margin of 41-18. These margins are really huge, and one can see something black in the lentil soup.

There are just two reasons why any one would select them

Hockey India: No light at the end of the tunnel

Hockey India: No light at the end of the tunnel

1. They have done their work so well, in the past that they deserve to be there.
I am sure that they have not done anything in this regard, with fans unable to view live matches, IHF was better anyday.
2. The voters vested interest in giving them victory.

I will vote on this point, as there is no other reason that why would one vote for them.

If the posts of President, Sec General and Treasurer belong to Narinder Batra, everybody else in the hockey administration will be dump puppet.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for now.

P.S: – I want IHF back, can we not do something about it…. a Public interest litigation  or anything, I am ready for it.

Jimmy Bhogal
Self proclaimed No 1 hockey fan
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