Batra 1st Indian to be International Hockey Federation chief

Narinder Batra has become the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Hockey Federation. He was voted to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress in Dubai. 

Batra, who is the president of Hockey India, defeated David Balbirnie of Ireland and Australia’s Ken Read to become the 12th FIH President and also the first Asian to grab the post. Batra succeeds Spaniard Leandro Negre, who has been the FIH chief since 2008.
Source-The Hindu
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