New Delhi: Rajinder Singh was on Saturday named president of Hockey India (HI), following Mariamma Koshy's resignation from the post.
Singh will take charge as president from today, according to a media release.
"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," Hockey India Secretary General Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad said.
Koshy, a former State-level centre forward player, was appointed the president of HI in November 2016 following Narinder Batra's decision to step down after being elected 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.