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For some time now, Indian hockey is being discussed everywhere. Recently, after winning the bronze medal in the Olympics, hockey fans have also started increasing in the country. In such a situation, steps have been taken to increase the popularity of the game among hockey players and fans in India and now the election of the President of Hockey India was also conducted. In this election, former Indian hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey has been made the new President of Hockey India. Dileep has captained the team for 15 years. Let us tell you that Dilip Tirkey won the election of the President unopposed. All the rivals who stood against him withdrew their names, due to which Dileep was elected as the new President of Hockey India.
After being made the president, Dileep thanked the FIH for organizing the elections on his Twitter and wrote that he will fulfill his responsibility well. Talking to the media after becoming the President, he said, ‘We have to keep doing good work like the previous members have done. India won the bronze medal in the Olympics and now we are looking forward to play the World Cup final. We are eyeing the World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Let us tell you that Dilip Tirkey had filed his nomination on 18 September. Against him in this election were Uttar Pradesh Hockey Chief Rakesh Katyal and Jharkhand Hockey Chief Bhola Nath. Both later withdrew their names for the post of president. Bhola Nath fully supported Dilip Tirkey after withdrawing his name. Along with this, let us tell you that Bhola Nath has been elected as the Secretary General of Hockey India.
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Former Indian captain Dilip Tirkey has played a total of 412 matches for India so far. Excellent defense and penalty corners have always been the X factor for Dileep. Apart from this, Dilip Tirkey has also been a Rajya Sabha MP from Biju Janata Dal.
First Published : 23 Sep 2022, 06:32:21 PM