Dilip Tirkey is the new president of Hockey India.

Dilip Tirkey elected as Hockey India president unopposed . Tirkey was the front-runner for the position of Hockey India president .

Dilip Tirkey, a former India captain who was the front-runner for the position of Hockey India president, was elected for the top job on Friday, unopposed.On October 1, Hockey India elections were scheduled to take place, but the results were declared in advance as there were no contestants for any of the positions, allowing the current candidates to run unopposed as per the federations Constitution.Tirkey was elected after Uttar Pradesh Hockey chief Rakesh Katyal and Hockey Jharkhands Bhola Nath Singh, who were in the competition for the president's post, withdraw their candidatures on Friday.Tirkey and his teams were chosen unopposed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), according to a letter.