Former Indian Hockey captain ‘Dilip Tirkey’ elected new Hockey India President

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Former Indian men’s Hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey was elected as the new Hockey India (HI) president unopposed on 23 September 2022.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has also approved Dilip Tirkey and his team's appointments.

The 44 year old Dilip Tirkey of Odisha, represented India at three Olympic Games and was a member of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok and silver at the 2012 edition. He was also part of the team which won gold medals in the 2003 and 2007 editions of the Asia Cup.

Earlier the Delhi High court in a ruling on 26 May 2022 had dismissed the Hockey India President Narinder Batra and appointed a three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) headed by former Supreme Court Judge A.S Dave  to run the day-to-day affairs of Hockey India and conduct the elections in Hockey India .


Hockey India :

  • It was set up in 2009 by the Indian Olympic Association to replace the Indian Hockey Federation.
  • It is the main body which conducts all the male and female hockey in India.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi 

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