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FIH elects first Asian president in 92 years

DUBAI: Narinder Batra became the first Asian president of International Hockey Federation (FIH) in its 92-year history.

Narinder Batra won the election by receiving 68 votes, while his contender David Balbirnie of Ireland took 29 votes and Ken Read of Australia received 13 votes. FIH elections held in Dubai. Indian-origin Narinder Batra took charge from Leandro Negre who had been the president of FIH for last eight years.