Hockey India appoints Mariamma Koshy As New President
Hockey India announced Ms. Mariamma Koshy as it’s new President with effect from 25 November 2016, Secretary General, Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad has now taken over as the Chairman of the Hockey India League Governing Board.
These decisions have come in the light of Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra stepping down from this position due to his recent election as the new President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Based on this development, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra could not hold both a post in Hockey India and the International Hockey Federation and hence Mariamma Koshy will be now taking charge of leading Hockey India with immediate effect.
The decisions will require ratification in the Hockey India Congress to be held soon.
Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, who served as Secretary General from 2010 – 2014 and Hockey India President since 2014, was instrumental in kicking off a revolution in Indian hockey and created a professional approach in terms of player management, revenue generation and in developing a system that is efficient and honest in their endeavor to develop hockey and its infrastructure in the country.Earlier this month, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra had a historic win as the first non-European candidate elected as the fifteenth President of the International Hockey Federation. It is also the first time an Indian has headed an international Olympic sports governing body.