The Supreme Court of India, Tuesday permitted Hockey India (HI) to send its women’s hockey team to Argentina to participate in the 12th Women’s Hockey World Cup championship. The 12th Women’s Hockey World Cup championship starting from 29th August 2010.
K.P.S Gill led Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), & the team of Hockey India (HI), will leave for Argentina on August 21. Hockey India (HI), a private sport association separate from the government recognized.
The HI’s women team got the apex court nod after the central government failed to inform it (court) whether the International Hockey Federation (FIH), which is organizing the world cup, would permit the IHF to participate in the event.
The government told the court that it had sent a communication to the FIH and a reply was awaited.
The court was told that if the team was not allowed to leave then India would not be able to participate in the hockey championship.