Veteran sports administrator Narinder Batra was removed as IOA President after the Delhi High Court struck down the position of ‘Life Member’ in Hockey India, courtesy which he had contested and won the apex body elections back in 2017. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) senior vice president Anil Khanna took over as acting chief. Batra had filed his nomination for the IOA president’s post as a representative (Life Member) of Hockey India. Anandeshwar Pandey in an exclusive conversion with PS said that the removal of Narinder Batra as IOA chief was a sure shot given the number of fraudulent activities (within IOA) he was involved in. He further said that IOA elections will soon take place and that a ‘revamped’ apex body will soon be out in public for the betterment of sports in the country.