India’s Narinder Batra was re-elected as president of International Hockey Federation (FIH) in an election held just about on Saturday. Batra secured 63 votes out of 124 to edge previous Belgium’s Marc Coudron, who acquired 61. In his opening tackle to FIH Congress, additionally held just about, Batra mentioned his precedence could be to make sure hockey turns into extra seen globally. “My precedence is to develop the game globally, and to try this we have to continually evolve with new codecs and occasions. To create a holistic ecosystem which is sustainable to extend visibility and attain,” mentioned Batra, who can be president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Batra, who’s a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), turned chief of FIH in 2016. Since his first time period was prolonged by a 12 months after FIH delayed the Congress to 2021 as a result of pandemic, his second time period might be shortened from 4 years to a few. He will serve until 2024.
“We want to reinforce our monetary stability. A well-developed income mannequin is the important thing to attain sustainable monetary progress. I’ve seen eager curiosity in additional engagement from Indian industrial companions who I’ll proceed to work with carefully to channelise into international occasions and improvement initiatives,” he added.
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