Terrible disappointment for the president of the ARBH beaten by the smallest majority by the outgoing president.
The 47th congress of the International Hockey Federation has delivered its verdict. And it is the outgoing president, Narinder Batra, who is re-elected for a second term. The Indian won with the smallest majority (63 votes) against Marc Coudron (61 votes) after a vote in which 124 of the 138 member nations of the FIH took part.
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The predictions announced an extremely close vote and the president of the ARBH thus did not manage to tip the scales in his favour in spite of an ambitious program that announced a return to the bases of the discipline but also greater solidarity between the groups. nations.
At 64 years old, Narinder Natra has therefore managed to convince with his manifesto entitled Team 11 for Hockey, in which he highlights his priorities for the next 3 years such as increasing the visibility of hockey, harmonizing the world calendar, developing his presence in the world of e-sport or even increase revenues thanks to new digital and broadcasting rights, in particular.