The votes are in: meet the new FIH President, Dr. Narinder Batra

Dr Narinder Batra has been directing the fate of Hockey India since 2009 as the treasurer. In 2010 he was assigned as the Secretary General and was elected as President in 2014. 2016 has just saw him win the election at the FIH Congress in Dubai and is now the new hockey president.

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net


Big part of the current growth of India Hockey has been thanks to him, not only in popularity and competitions but also in budget: India has seen a budgetary growth from $500,000 to $14,100,000 USD over a six-year period.

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Prior to the election, said: “It is an extremely complex environment that requires management of many stakeholders. In my role as Secretary General and President of Hockey India, I have had to provide strong leadership to ensure the growth of the sport.”

So, Leandro Negre’s presidency comes to and end. He will be remembered as one of the best FIH Presidents in history!

From A Hockey World we wish him the best of luck!


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