India’s Narinder Batra was re-elected as president of Worldwide 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 bought 61. In his opening tackle to FIH Congress, additionally held just about, Batra mentioned his precedence can be to make sure hockey turns into extra seen globally. “My precedence is to develop the game globally, and to do this we have to continuously evolve with new codecs and occasions. To create a holistic ecosystem which is sustainable to extend visibility and attain,” said Batra, who is also president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Batra, who is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), became chief of FIH in 2016. Since his first term was extended by a year after FIH delayed the Congress to 2021 due to the pandemic, his second term will be shortened from four years to three. He will serve till 2024.
“We need to enhance our financial stability. A well-developed revenue model is the key to achieve sustainable financial growth. I have seen keen interest in further engagement from Indian commercial partners who I will continue to work with closely to channelise into global events and development initiatives,” he added.