During the last MHF Council Meeting, the Secretary of MHF made an announcement that former hockey international and one time Vice Captain of the national team, Maninderjit Singh or popularly known as Mike is to become the General Manager of MHF.
This obviously seems to be an official announcement following rumours around the time of the Junior World Cup that he was already appointed. I then did draw caution in my blog to the possibility of the "slip between the cup and the lips" and interestingly I was proven right. Much later MHF posted an advertisement for the post. Maybe they wanted to be transparent in their appointment.
Sources indicate that there were not too many applicants for the post. There were indications that about 8 people applied for the post including Mike. It is rumoured that a known media personality was also one such applicant. Interviews were conducted by a panel headed by the Deputy President and a shortlist of the recommended candidates was forwarded for a final decision. The fact that Mike is to be the GM, must mean that he was the selected candidate.
Mike is joining MHF during a period i categorise as "interesting times". He has a challenging task and the question is whether certain "forces" would allow him to function properly. Envy, jealousy, revenge, vengeance and other negative superlatives would be in interplay to make his life difficult. People are going to feel threatened, if Mike is able to do a good job. It is going to be interesting to hear the gossip and the results that are going to emerge out of MHF after Mike starts his work.
I do not want to predict anything except to wish Mike the very best of luck in his endeavours in MHF. He must know that people are watching every step and every move he makes. Everything is going to be seen "microscopically" and various stories shall emerge, right and wrong.