Korfball developments are gaining pace again in Inda after a number of years of administrative turmoil in the most populous South-Asian country. IKF President Jan Fransoo, accompanied by IKF Asia President Huang, was in Delhi on Friday to discuss developments with the leadership of the Indian Korfball Committee IKC. The IKC was instated by the IKF following the suspension of the Korfball Federation of India KFI at the General Meeting of the International Korfball Federation last year.
Fransoo and Huang met with Mr Dilip Kumar, IKC Chairman, and Dr Pramod Sharma, IKC Co-chairman. Work in the area of development has been gaining pace again, with various National Championships having been held again, and an Indian Korfball League started. Furthermore, korfball has been reinstated as part of the University Sports Championships and the School Sports Championships.
To that effect, the Presidents and the IKC leadership met with the Secretary General and Director of Sports of the Association of Indian Universities AIU, as well as with the leading Lakshmibal National University of Physical Education. The AIU expressed extensive support for the further development of korfball and the IKC, IKF and AIU will work closely together on this.
Finally, the governance issue was discussed extensively with the relevant stakeholders in Delhi. Next steps were agreed upon towards re-establishing a formal and recognized national governing body for korfball.