Dilip Tirkey, the new president of Hockey India, claims that people are backing me because of Odisha's efforts to promote hockey.

Dilip Tirkey chosen without opposition to the position of Hockey India president . Former national captain Tirkey was chosen without opposition to the position of Hockey India .

In NEW DELHI: Former national captain Dilip Tirkey was chosen without opposition to the position of Hockey India (HI) president, continuing a trend in the country's football administration that has been reversed.Tirkey discussed his new position, which has its own set of obstacles, with TimesofIndia.com.The HI elections were scheduled for October 1 but were postponed due to a lack of candidates.On Thursday, the names of the office holders who were chosen without opposition were disclosed.