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Narinder Batra to remain as FIH President until May 2021

Narinder Batra's Term As FIH PresidentOn May 8, 2020 The International Hockey Federation(FIH) announced that it has extended the terms of its president Narinder Dhruv Batra & the Executive Board(EB) members which is due to end in October 2020 has been extended until the 47th FIH Congress(initially planned on 28th October- 1st November 2020 in New Delhi) in May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points

i.The subsequent terms for the positions will be shortened accordingly(mid-2021 to 2024) on an exceptional basis.

ii.The decision made is based on Article 12.1 of the FIH Statutes, which covers cases of force majeure.

iii.The FIH has pre-informed 137 National Associations in April about change of dates for the Congress.

iv.EB members who got extensions are:  Women-  Danae Andrada(Uruguay), Hazel Kennedy (Zambia), Men- Erik Cornelissen (Netherlands) and Tayyab Ikram ( Macao)

About the Congress

Hockey National Associations and Continental Federations from all parts of the world come together every 2 years to raise the global status and popularity of hockey, making it a global game that inspires the next generation.

About FIH:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Narinder Dhruv Batra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Thierry Weil