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Incumbent Narinder Batra has determined to contest for re-election as Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) president within the governing physique’s polls scheduled in Could. 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 carried out my greatest and put all my vitality to allow FIH to fulfil its missions – particularly the event of hockey globally — add new targets and steadily enhance its administration for the nice of hockey,” Batra wrote.

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“…The expertise of the final 5 years, coupled together with your quite a few encouragements and my robust dedication, have satisfied me that I ought to make myself accessible 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.”

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The FIH Congress is scheduled to be held in Could, however there’s a risk the assembly could possibly be held nearly as a result of journey restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actually, the Congress was initially scheduled for final 12 months however was pressured to be postponed because of the pandemic, handing Batra an prolonged first time period.

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The nominations for the president’s submit opened on February 12 and are scheduled to finish on March 12.

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The subsequent president will maintain the workplace till 2024 because the FIH has lowered the time period from 4 to a few years, as a result of deferment of the Congress final 12 months.

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