Narinder Batra turned FIH president in 2016.© AFP
Incumbent Narinder Batra has resolved to contest for re-election as International Hockey Federation (FIH) president in the governing body’s polls scheduled in May. Batra, who turned FIH president in 2016, confirmed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress dated February 18. “In 2016, you gave me your belief in electing me as the twelfth President of the International Hockey Federation. In the final 4 decades, I have done my very best and put all my power to empower FIH to fulfil its missions – in individual, the development of hockey globally — incorporate new goals and steadily boost its management for the fantastic of hockey,” Batra wrote.
“…The expertise of the final 5 decades, coupled with your many encouragements and my potent determination, have convinced me that I ought to make myself accessible to go after my mission at the helm of the FIH,” explained Batra, who is the president of the Indian Olympic Committee and also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“Hence, I herewith have the honour and the pleasure to announce my candidacy to proceed to be your President outside of the approaching Congress, ought to you desire me to do so.”
The FIH Congress is scheduled to be held in May, but there is a likelihood the conference could be held almost owing to journey restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In truth, the Congress was at first scheduled for final 12 months but was forced to be postponed owing to the pandemic, handing Batra an prolonged very first term.
The nominations for the president’s submit opened on February 12 and are scheduled to stop on March 12.
The following president will hold the business office until finally 2024 as the FIH has decreased the term from 4 to a few decades, owing to deferment of the Congress final 12 months.
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