Hockey India president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad has resigned from his position citing personal commitments, a development that was expected after the Sports Ministry asked him to quit.

The HI executive board named Manipur’s Gyanendro Nigombam, who was senior vice-president in the federation, as the officiating president in Ahmad’s place.

“Hockey India executive board held an emergent meeting today and named Manipur’s Gyannendro Nigombam as the officiating president of Hockey India,” the national body said in a press release.

“This was following the resignation letter of Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad received by Hockey India on July 7 which cited personal and family commitments as the reasons. In the meeting convened today, the resignation of Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad was accepted.”

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