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Narinder Batra elected FIH President

Narinder Batra calls himself the ‘outsider’. 
●    Unlike his rival candidates, who had decades of experience of working in the inner circles of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Batra had been there only for the last two years. 
●    He is also only the third Indian to be the head of a global sporting body at present, Shashank Manohar (cricket) and N. Ramachandran (squash) being the other two.
●    Batra, also the president of Hockey India — a position he will now have to vacate — received 68 votes to easily surpass the minimum of 60 required for victory.
●    Ireland’s David Balbirnie claimed 29 votes, while 13 nations voted for Australia’s Ken Read. 
●    Batra succeeds Spaniard Leandro Negre, who had been at the helm of the FIH for eight years, and will take office immediately.

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