Tirkey spoke to TimesofIndia.com about his new put up that includes new demanding situations.
The HI elections have been due on October 1, however with out a contestants for the posts, the names of the office-bearers elected unopposed have been introduced on Thursday.
Bhola Nath Singh, who had additionally filed his nomination for the president’s put up earlier than chickening out it, would be the new secretary basic of the federation.
The 44-year-old Tirkey, who’s essentially the most capped India world with 412 suits, spoke to TimesofIndia.com hours after being elected as the brand new HI president.
Before the sensation sinks in, did you are expecting to be elected unopposed?
Rakesh Katyal ji and Bhola Nath ji had additionally filed nominations for the put up of the president. I thank them such a lot for supporting me, as they determined to withdraw their candidature. Also, all state hockey our bodies considered me and supported me.
Besides being a hockey icon, do you imagine your energetic administrative occupation within the Odisha executive helped you in profitable?
Odisha executive and our honorable Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ji has been doing so much for hockey and its infrastructure, like international magnificence stadiums but even so internet hosting tournaments just like the World Cup and carrying out training programmes. Somewhere I believe his efforts for hockey have mirrored in the best way other folks have supported me.
You were in quite a lot of reliable roles in Odisha during the last few years. Do you suppose that have will can help you in main Hockey India?
Of path. When I used to play or even after that, I did not have a lot wisdom about management. But once I got here into the gadget, was a Member of Parliament, then OTDC (Odisha Tourism Development Corporation) chairman and so forth, I were given to know issues, were given to understand the gadget. So the revel in I won there’ll lend a hand me as a Hockey India administrator.
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You want to now view the game and its expansion at an all-India stage and now not only for Odisha. How do you intend to way that problem?
First of all, there may be the World Cup (in January 2023), and the Odisha executive is already running on it because the host. The state hosted a memorable World Cup in 2018 as smartly. The function is similar this time, to make it a memorable revel in for all. For the long run, we want to arrange the grassroot program extra in order that we stay getting high quality avid gamers. Numerous children are taking part in hockey on the sub-junior and junior stage. Also, (want to make stronger) training methods.
Do you additionally plan to take world hockey to a pan-India stage in order that it is not simply restricted to Odisha, find it irresistible has been during the last five-six years?
Wherever there used to be hockey earlier than, puts that experience given us legends up to now, there’s no hockey anymore at a few of the ones puts. Punjab nonetheless performs a large number of hockey however there are different puts that used to provide us a large number of avid gamers, it is not taking place there anymore. We will communicate to them (state associations), as selling the game goes to be our precedence.
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You lately grasp the location of chairman of the Odisha Hockey Promotion Council (OHPC). Will you wish to have to relinquish that put up to steer clear of any war of pastime?
I can quickly be in talks referring to that with the legal professionals, Hockey India and different officers.
Hockey India has been setting up the efforts, however nonetheless issues as fundamental as astro-turfs don’t seem to be to be had in huge numbers that will permit grassroot avid gamers to coach on turf as a substitute of grass…
In Sundergarh, astro-turfs are being put in in 16 blocks. We will certainly request (for a similar in different states). As I mentioned, the place there was once hockey, we can certainly attempt to revive it there. An astro-turf is a fundamental requirement.