Friday, April 15, 2016
FIH plan to make a mess again...
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Friday made another mockery, and mess of their tournaments, when they, for the umpteenth time plan to change the Olympics and World Cup qualifying format.
And they also officially killed the Champions Trophy --- as it would not be held after 2018. The Champions Trophy made its debut in 1978, and was the brainchild of Pakistan.
FIH president Leandro Negro made the announcement in Ipoh yesterday.
"We will do away with the Champions Trophy after 2018, and also have a new format for the World League. There will no longer be a World League Semifinals and Finals, but after the World League Round One and Round Two, we will hold direct qualifying tournaments for World Cup and Olympics," said Negre in Ipoh Friday.