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Hockey Year Book 2008   Page 113 2006 International Events Review (M)
 

Chronology of Events after Chile Qualifier

A REBUILDING AND REINVENTING PROCESS

March 10
India fails to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, coach Carvalho resigns
March11
Public anger on large scale, media take up hockey seriously, politicians
pitch in to demand KPS Gill’s resignation.
March 11
Most former Olympians want Joaquim him to continue as Chief coach.
March 1
KPS Gill seeks 2 more years to set things right in a television interview
March 1
The IOA defends IHF in a press conference in Delhi
March 19
Many Olympians including Balbir Singh Sr., MP Ganesh, Zafar Iqbal visit KPS Gill’s residence to extend support to KPS Gill.
March 20
KPS Gill forms a new Selection Committee with MP Ganesh as its chief
March 21
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports sign a belated contract with Richard Charlesworth
March 21
KPS Gill rejects Carvalho’s resignation, refuses to accommodate Charlesworth, hold an informal EC Meeting at his residence.
April 7
MS Gill replaces Mani Shankar Aiyar as the Union Sports Minister
April 18
Joaquim Carvalho takes a team for an Australia tour
April21
Aajtak television broadcasts a sting operation, involving IHF Secretary taking bribe. The Secretary resigns, files a libel suit in court.
April 22
KPS Gill announces Inquiry Panel to probe the sting
April 23
MS Gill places hockey back into the priority list of the government
April 27
FIH President gives a strong interview in Kazan against Gill and Jothi; PTI flashes it on national scale
April 28
IOA dissolves the IHF and announces new Selection Committee with Aslam Sher Khan as its Chairman. KPS Gill moves court.
May 6
IOA’s Ad-hoc Hockey Committee announced with its president Suresh Kalmadi as Chairman, Md. Aslam as convenor.
May 18
India wins silver at the Azlan Cup, Sandeep Singh returns to the side.
May 12
Outgoing IHF manages to cancel Indian junior team’s Poland tour
May 26
Asian Hockey Federation allows the Ad-hoc Committee to organize the Junior Asia Cup.
June 17
The FIH confirms allotment of 2010 World Cup to India. AHF’s Executive Committee Meeting held in Hyderabad. KPS Gill attends.
June 18
India successfully defends the Junior Asia Cup in Hyderabad. July Ajit Pal replaces Aslam Sher Khan as Selection Committee Chairman. Four coaches sent to Beijing Olympics as observers. August Bengal Hockey Association organizes a seminar at Amby Valley. August The FIH and the IOA sign MOU in Beijing to conduct 2010 World Cup.
September 17
Selection Committee announces MK Kaushik as Men’s Chief coach; probables for national camp announced.
September 17
KPS Gill convenes ‘AGM’ in Delhi with thin attendence.
September 27
Harendera chief coach, as MK Kaushik stays with women’s team. October Both first phase of Junior and Senior camps start respectively at Bhopal and Bangalore. November Govt. of India called off Jr. team’s Pakistan Series in the eleventh hour

Other Officer Bearers of the Ad hoc Committee: Technical Monitoring
Committee: Chairman: Rajeev Mehta, Members: Sr. & Jr. Team Chief Coaches,
Foreign Coach, Project, Planning and Communication Directors. Director (Projects):
Pargat Singh, Director (Planning): Jagbir Singh, Director (Communication): Anupam
Ghulati, Director (Umpiring): Shakeel Qureshi & DIrector (Administration): KN
Sharma.

Advisory Panel: Chander Sekhar, NK Batra, JB Roy, K.Krishnamurthy, Dr.Gurdeep Singh,
Ramesh Nambiar, JN Tyagi, TH Manihar, Victor Ellis, Mushtaque Ahmad, Raj Kumar Jaipal,
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Cmdr. Kehar Singh, Rajesh Yadav, Col. PK Muralidhar Raja.

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