FIH president Narinder Batra to contest for a second time period

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File photograph of Narinder Batra.

Incumbent Narinder Batra has determined to contest for re-election as Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) president within the governing physique’s polls scheduled in Might.

Batra, who grew to become 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 because the twelfth President of the Worldwide Hockey Federation. Within the final 4 years, I’ve achieved my greatest and put all my vitality to allow FIH to fulfil its missions – specifically the event of hockey globally — add new goals and steadily enhance its administration for the nice of hockey,” Batra wrote.

“…The expertise of the final 5 years, coupled together with your quite a few encouragements and my sturdy dedication, have satisfied me that I ought to make myself obtainable to pursue my mission on the helm of the FIH,” mentioned Batra, who’s the president of Indian Olympic Committee and in addition a member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Due to this fact, I herewith have the honour and the pleasure to announce my candidacy to proceed to be your President past the upcoming Congress, do you have to want me to take action.”

The FIH Congress is scheduled to be held right here in Might, however there’s a risk the assembly might be held just about resulting from journey restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The truth is, the Congress was initially scheduled for final 12 months however was compelled to be postponed as a result of pandemic, handing Batra an prolonged first time period.

The nominations for the president’s put up was opened on February 12 and is scheduled to finish on March 12. The following president will maintain the workplace till 2024 because the FIH has lowered the time period from 4 to 3 years resulting from deferment of the Congress final 12 months.

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