10 Aug 2010

Row casts doubt over Indian hockey

8:35 am on 10 August 2010

A row in Indian hockey has cast doubt over the host country's participation in October's Commonwealth Games and other international events.

India's Sports Ministry and the International Hockey Federation are now backing rival groups to run in the game in India, after the sports ministry decided to disband Hockey India.

The International Federation is refusing to acknowledge the newly set up Indian Hockey Federation, insisting that Hockey India remains the recognised controlling body of the sport in India.