In search of re-election because the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) president, incumbent Narinder Batra has filed his nomination forward of the governing physique’s forty seventh Statutory Congress, scheduled in Delhi on Could 22.
The Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) chief Batra, who turned FIH president in 2016, had revealed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress on February 18.
Now the FIH has confirmed receiving nominations from Batra and different office-bears of the game’s apex physique inside the March 12 deadline.
“In accordance with the FIH Laws, the nominations will now be submitted to the FIH Elections Oversight Panel (EOP) by FIH CEO Thierry Weil,” the worldwide sports activities physique mentioned in a launch.
“The purpose of the EOP is to make sure that the FIH elections are carried out in a good and clear method in keeping with the FIH Statutes, Integrity Code, Elections Handbook and Normal Laws. Any nomination must be accepted by the EOP earlier than being validated.
“The mandates of the President and EB members who can be elected on 22 Could 2021 will run till the 2024 FIH Congress.
The FIH Congress was initially scheduled for final yr however was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, handing Batra an prolonged first time period.
Final month, in his letter to the Congress, Batra had mentioned he has accomplished all he can to develop the sport globally.
“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 accomplished my greatest and put all my power to allow FIH to fulfil its missions – particularly the event of hockey globally — add new aims and steadily enhance its administration for the nice of hockey,” Batra had written.
“…The expertise of the final 5 years, coupled along with your quite a few encouragements and my sturdy dedication, have satisfied me that I ought to make myself out there to pursue my mission on the helm of the FIH,” added the 63-year-old, who can be a member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).
The nominations for the president’s put up have been opened on February 12 and ended on March 12.
The subsequent president will maintain the workplace till 2024 because the FIH has decreased the time period from 4 to a few years because of deferment of the Congress final yr.
Nominations for varied posts:
For the place of President: Narinder Batra (India)
For the positions of Govt Board (EB) Atypical Member: Marc Coudron (Belgium)
Feminine Members (2 positions): Danae Andrada, (Uruguay), Hazel Kennedy (Zambia), Inez Cooper (Eire)
Male Members (2 positions): Erik Cornelissen (The Netherlands), Tayyab Ikram (Macau), Ediga Bede Agbo (Nigeria). PTI AH PM PM