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Dilip Tirkey submits nomination for the position of President of Hockey India | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: Former India captain and Olympian Dilip Turkey submitted his nomination on Sunday for the position of Hockey India (HI) chairman.
After submitting his nomination papers, Tirkey said his intention is to take the sport to greater heights.
“I have submitted my nomination for the position of President of Hockey India with the blessings of all. I am determined to take indian hockey to new heights,” Tirkey posted on his official Twitter handle.

The 44-year-old Tirkey, a former full-back, was elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed as one of three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates.
He previously served as chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation. He is currently chairman of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council.
Tirkey was a member of the Indian teams that won gold and silver in the Bangkok and 2012 Asian Games Busan respectively.
In addition, he won two gold medals in 2003 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur and 2007 in Chennai and also a bronze in 1999.
Hockey India elections are scheduled for October 9 and former election officer in the government of Bihar, Ajay Nayak was appointed as the returning officer for the polls.

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