Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) President Narinder Batra’s tenure as the chief of the Global Hockey Federation (FIH) has been prolonged until May perhaps future yr immediately after its annual congress was postponed because of to the coronavirus pandemic. The choice to postpone the Congress, which was previously scheduled to begin in New Delhi on Oct 28, was taken at an on-line conference of the FIH Executive Board on Friday. “I’m hunting forward to the several tournaments and competitions forward of us, which we are making ready with full devotion and passion with all Countrywide Associations associated,” Batra reported.
The correct date of the postponed Congress will be verified as before long as achievable, the FIH reported in a assertion.
“This choice, produced because of to the latest uncertainties subsequent the world wide COVID-19 pandemic, is dependent on Artwork. 12.one of the FIH Statutes, covering situations of drive majeure,” it included.
The postponement indicates the tenures of all the latest FIH office-bearers get extension until finally future year’s Congress.
“For that reason, the latest conditions of the FIH President and of the EB users which were because of to conclusion in Oct 2020 have been extended until finally the future Congress in May perhaps 2021 and the subsequent conditions for these positions will be shortened accordingly (mid-2021 to 2024) on an extraordinary foundation,” the planet physique reported.
Aside from Batra, the tenures of women of all ages EB users — Danae Andrada (URU), Hazel Kennedy (ZAM) — and gentlemen EB users — Erik Cornelissen (NED) and Tayyab Ikram (MAC) — have acquired extensions.
Batra, who was elected as FIH President in November 2016, is also a member of the Global Olympic Committee.
The FIH had educated all 137 Countrywide Associations in April about a opportunity alter of dates for the Congress.
“I am also pleased with the achievement of on-line courses which FIH is providing this is great for the long term of our sport.
“It is encouraging as effectively to see that hockey has resumed in some nations, of course with protecting measures for the participants’ welfare” Batra reported.