Former India captain Dilip Tirkey, who was the front-runner for the put up of Hockey India president, was elected unopposed for the highest job on Friday.
Hockey India elections had been scheduled to be held on October 1 however the outcomes had been declared prematurely as there have been no contestants for any of the posts, paving the way in which for the incumbent candidates to be elected unopposed as per the federation’s Structure.
Tirkey was elected after Uttar Pradesh Hockey chief Rakesh Katyal and Hockey Jharkhand’s Bhola Nath Singh, who had been within the fray for the president’s put up, withdrew their nominations on Friday.
Thanks @DrSYQuraishi & @FIH_Hockey for conducting clean elections of @TheHockeyIndia. I’ll be certain that Indian hockey reaches to new heights.@CMO_Odisha @Media_SAI @IndiaSports pic.twitter.com/romj3xJQwR
Bhola Nath has been elected unopposed as secretary normal.
The Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) has authorized Tirkey and his group’s appointments.
In a letter, the FIH stated that when the variety of contesting candidates for any put up is the same as or lower than the variety of posts, they shall be deemed to have been elected unopposed as per election by-laws on the Hockey India web site.
“Subsequently, we’re happy to watch that the Govt Board of Hockey India stands elected as has been placed on the web site of Hockey India and that the posts election was unanimous for all posts,” it stated.