“It has been brought to our notice that the former IOA President has made certain unhealthy comments on the award ceremony during the Hero Asian Champions Trophy on FIH President and AHF President.
Through this statement Hockey India would like to emphasize that we as a Federation distance ourselves from the statements being made by Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra. We do not concur with his thoughts or statements and the Federation strongly condemns the remarks he has made on officials of AHF and FIH.
It is imperative to note that it is Hockey India’s prerogative to invite guests for presentation ceremony during hockey events hosted in India and the international officials are in the country as esteemed guests of Hockey India. It was at our request that the FIH President presented the certificate of recognition to Indian Hockey Star PR Sreejesh on the occasion of his 300th International match on Friday. It is also important to note that FIH President is mostly performing his official duties meeting with various stakeholders in India which is normal for an international Federation President.”
By Hockey India