In a tremendous relief for India, the Hockey Series Finals, the USA’s only route to next 12 months’ Olympics, may be held as scheduled in Bhubaneswar in June, notwithstanding the International Olympic Committee’s ban on website hosting international occasions.
In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in February, India refused to issue visas to a three-member shooting contingent from Pakistan for the World Cup in New Delhi, leading to the IOC asking all the worldwide federations now not to award global occasions to the country.
But a top Indian Olympic Association (IOA) reputable on Tuesday said that the Hockey Series Finals, from 6-16 June, will cross beforehand as scheduled.
“We (IOA and IOC) have reached expertise on this trouble, and I can say it is almost showed that Hockey Series Finals can be held in June in Bhubaneswar,” the reliable informed PTI on the situation of anonymity.
India had pulled out of the Hockey Pro League and it will compete in the Hockey Series Finals to qualify for the Olympics.
The global over, there might be three Hockey Series Finals of 8 teams each.
The top two placed groups in every of Hockey Series Finals will qualify for the Olympic qualification occasions to be held in October and November.
The President of International Hockey Federation (FIH), Narinder Batra, is likewise the chief of the IOA.
After the capturing World Cup fiasco, the IOC had stated its stand against the u. S. Will stay till “written guarantees are acquired from the Indian government to make certain the access of all members in such occasions in complete compliance with the policies of the Olympic charter.”
Asked approximately any verbal exchange with the government, the legitimate stated, “It is not possible to the method the government now. The united states are in the election mode. We will approach the government most effective after the general elections.”
After the IOC’s diktat, the junior Asian Championships, to be held in July, was shifted out of India through the United World Wrestling, the global governing body of the sport.
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