Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

Narinder Batra elected as new president of International Hockey Federation

Narinder Batra has been elected as the chief of the world hockey body in a majority vote at the FIH Congress.

Narinder Batra, Narinder Batra president, FIH president hockey india president, hockey india president narinder batra, fih congress, hockey, hockey news, sports, sports news Narinder Batra was a front runner in the three horse race.

Dr Narinder Batra, Hockey India chief, has been elected as the new International Hockey Federation (FIH) president in a secret ballot at the FIH Congress in Dubai on Saturday.

Batra is the 12th president of the FIH and the first Indian to take the top job of the sport which has had turbulent administration in India throughout the 90s and the 2000s.

In the secret ballot, 68 votes went to Batra with Ken Read of Australia earning 30 votes and David Balbirnie of Ireland taking home 29 votes. There were a total of 118 representatives up for votes.

59-year-old Batra became president of Hockey India in 2014 after serving as secretary and since then he’s promoted the game of Hockey in India and marketed it across the globe with introduction of Hockey India League (HIL) which brings together stars from across the globe.

Subscriber Only Stories
JK Cement’s SPSU Udaipur Launches ‘Golden Batch 2022’ In Collaboration Wi...Premium
Appendicitis in Children- A new lifestyle disorderPremium
Using evidence will create strong foundations for the future of education...Premium
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium

Batra takes over from Spaniard Leonardo Negre who has been the chief of the FIH since 2008 and sees his tenure run out.

First published on: 12-11-2016 at 05:17:03 pm
Next Story

Nutella burgers, anyone? McDonald’s Italy is out with this sweet treat

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
close