KPS Gill, Indian hockey’s long-serving administrator, dies at 82:- KPS Gill, who was in charge of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a long time, inhaled his last at 82 years old on Friday. The resigned cop’s residency not just observed Indian hockey ascend to new highs yet additionally had a few questionable minutes.
Gill, who was known for his treatment of militancy in Punjab, assumed control over the reins of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) – the then national body for the game – in 1994 and held the post till 2008 when the body was suspended uncertainty.
Amid Gill’s residency, Indian hockey group won the gold decoration at the 1998 Asian Games and out of the blue secured the Asia Cup in 2003. He was likewise a driving element behind Premier Hockey League – India’s first establishment based hockey competition. The competition kept running from 2005 to 2008.
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“He may have been exceptionally strict amid choice however off the field he was extremely useful. Numerous players were given money related help. It was the incredible help to players who monetarily feeble amid those days,” Maharaja MK Kaushik, mentor of men’s group that won gold in 1998 Bangkok Asian Games, to Hindustan Times.
“Notwithstanding when I was not related with the national group, he urged me to add to hockey.”
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Notwithstanding, in 2008, India neglected to meet all requirements for the Olympics. It was the first run through since 1928 that the Indian hockey group did not play in the Olympics. It prompted a noteworthy clamor.
After the outcome, IHF’s infighting took a noteworthy toll on the overseeing body and its boss. A few best authorities surrendered while IHF’s secretary general Jyothi Kumaran was blamed for professedly taking influence.
Every one of these debates and on-field results prompted Gill’s exit from the sports organization.