Handball Federation of India executive director Anandeshwar Pandey called on International Handball Federation president Hassan Moustafa to chalk out a roadmap for growing the sport in the country. The meeting, which happened on the sidelines of the Tokyo Olympics, involved discussions on how IHF can extend its support to give international exposure to Indian players and also provide top foreign coaches and experts to train local coaches and technical officials. "It was a very meaningful meeting with the IHF President. IHF is very much interested in supporting us in order to popularize this sport in the country. We also discussed how IHF can help us in our mission to further take this sport to new heights," Pandey said.
Handball has been making rapid strides in India in recent times, especially with the launch of the Premier Handball League (PHL). The sport has also been included in Khelo India, facilitating grassroots development. IHF also promised to support the league, which is expected to bolster the progress of handball in India and attract more players to take up the sport professionally.