Abhijit Sarkar appointed Asian hockey body's Vice Chairman

New Delhi: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Abhijit Sarkar as its new Vice Chairman and also the Chairman of the AHF Commercial and TV Committee with immediate effect.

The decision was taken after an Executive Board Meeting held on February 7.

"I am deeply honoured to be selected for this position at the Asian Hockey Federation. Over the years with my deep involvement in the development of the sport, I am keen to support all Asian hockey playing countries to achieve better success and make a mark in the world of hockey," Abhijit said in a statement.

Abhijit has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar since 2004, where he led the group in promoting various sports in India by sponsoring both the cricket team and the hockey team.

He has served as the Head of Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs and Relations, and the Sports Division at Sahara India Pariwar.