Rajinder Singh was today named leader of Hockey India (HI), following Mariamma Koshy’s acquiescence from the post.
Singh, who is the Senior Vice President of HI will assume responsibility as President from today, as indicated by media discharge.
He was before the Treasurer of HI and as of now fills in as the Treasurer of Hockey Jammu and Kashmir.
“We are happy to name Mr Rajinder Singh as the President of Hockey India from 19 May 2018 following the resignation of Ms. Mariamma Koshy. We wish Mr. Rajinder Singh the best in this new role,” Secretary General, Hockey India, Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad said.
Koshy, a previous State-level focus forward player, was designated as the President of HI in November 2016 after Narinder Batra’s choice to venture down in the wake of being chosen as the President of International Hockey Federation (FIH).
“Ms Mariamma Koshy has contributed to Indian Hockey over the last two decades and we are grateful for her services. She has been a guiding light for the Federation and also a big source of inspiration to many players and administrators alike. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” Ahmad said.