New Delhi, Jun 21 : After squabbling for long over who should run the game in the country, Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation appeared to be heading towards a merger with both the federations agreeing "in principle" to form a unified body.
The Sports Ministry had proposed a merger plan and had asked both HI and IHF to furnish their views on it, while also warning of stern action against both the bodies if they fail to do so.
HI had already replied agreeing to most of the Ministry proposal while the IHF had sought time till today to give their views.
The IHF today submitted its reply to the Ministry proposal and its president R K Shetty said it has agreed to most of the merger provisions.
A meeting was to be held between HI and IHF today but did not happen. PTI