On 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.
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.
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Narinder Dhruv Batra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Thierry Weil