Dilip Tirkey became the new President of Hockey India, for the first time a former player became the Hockey Chief. Tirkey won the election unopposed.
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Like cricket, a player has been entered in the administration of the Indian hockey team. The way Sourav Ganguly is the President of BCCI, in the same way now the command of Hockey India has also come in the hands of former captain Dilip Tirkey. Dilip Tirkey has been elected unopposed as the President of Hockey India and is the first former player to hold the position. Hockey India’s new president Dilip Tirkey said that former BCCI captain Sourav Ganguly has been an example for him and he believes that former players should come into sports administration. After becoming the president, Dilip Tirkey told that on which four things his focus will be.
- Dilip Tirkey said that he would like to start a special program for junior and sub-junior category. In this they will get special training. He said that it is necessary to prepare the next generation of drag-flickers and goalkeepers and the focus will also be on team fitness.
- Dilip Tirkey admitted that Hockey India has been doing good work for many years but he will try to remove whatever shortcomings exist. The current men’s team is among the top 4 teams and the women’s team has played in the Olympic semi-finals.
- Dilip Tirkey will also focus on the preparations for the Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held in Rourkela next year. Let us tell you that in the year 2018 also, the World Cup was held in Odisha, which was amazing.
- Dilip Tirkey said that he is planning to start the hockey league again and work will be done on it. Dilip Tirkey said that it will be discussed with the committee and it will be taken forward after discussing with the executive board.
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