Former India captain Dilip Tirkey, who was the front-runner for the put up of Hockey India president, was elected unopposed for the highest job on Friday.
Hockey India elections have been scheduled to be held on October 1 however the outcomes have been declared prematurely as there have been no contestants for any of the posts, paving the best way for the incumbent candidates to be elected unopposed as per the federation’s Constitution.
Tirkey was elected after Uttar Pradesh Hockey chief Rakesh Katyal and Hockey Jharkhand’s Bhola Nath Singh, who have been within the fray for the president’s put up, withdrew their nominations on Friday.
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Bhola Nath has been elected unopposed as secretary normal.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has accredited Tirkey and his crew’s appointments.
In a letter, the FIH mentioned that when the variety of contesting candidates for any put up is the same as or lower than the variety of posts, they shall be deemed to have been elected unopposed as per election by-laws on the Hockey India web site.
“Therefore, we are pleased to observe that the Executive Board of Hockey India stands elected as has been put on the website of Hockey India and that the posts election was unanimous for all posts,” it mentioned.