Olympian and former India [ Images ] captain Gurbax Singh on Wednesday criticised officials of Hockey India for "running the organisation like mafias".
"The way they are running Hockey India, it is no less than a show run by mafias," he said.
Gurbax, who is also the Secretary of Bengal Hockey Association, urged the HI to hold fair elections soon and keep it free from any interference by Indian Olympic [ Images ] Association.
He also alleged that IOA president Suresh Kalmadi [ Images ] has been interfering in the affairs of HI.
"Narender Batra is in charge of conducting the elections. At the same time he is trying to contest the elections. Transparency has been lacking in the affairs of HI," he said.
Gurbax, who is also a member of present HI Affiliation Committee said, "I have attended three meetings of the committee but the authorities did not produce the current list of its affiliated units till date."