The decision was taken by HI's disciplinary committee in a meeting in the national capital on Wednesday where they discussed the issue of governance and operations in Hockey Kerala.
    
According to a HI statement, the committee members reviewed the report provided by Hockey Kerala during the meeting and agreed that there were irregularities in its functioning as a member unit.
    
"With effect from 28 May 2014, Hockey Kerala has been relegated to Associate Member category of Hockey India," the statement read.
    
Hockey Kerala will have an opportunity to appeal against the decision within 30 days.
    
Hockey Kerala was represented in the meeting by Senior vice-President M A Kareem and General Secretary Ramesh Kolappa.

(Agencies)

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