Monday, 16 June 2014 | MYT 7:03 PM
AHF set to limit president tenure
THE HAGUE: In line with a call by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will look at limiting the tenure of the president to three terms.
AHF acting president Tan Sri P. Alagendra said that these changes would be tabled at their AGM to be held on Aug 31 in Kuala Lumpur.
“We are reviewing the constitution and among them is to limit the president’s term. Each term will be for four years. Once our members approve we will then implement it,” he said.
Alagendra took over as acting president after the demise of Sultan Azlan Shah last month.
The late Sultan has been president of AHF from 1994 while Alagendra was the secretary general.
Meanwhile, the FIH have confirmed the new four-quarter rule change will start with the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea in September.
“The game will be over 60 minutes. But we will stop the clock for penalty corner executions. In that way it will not affect the reduced playing time,” he said.
Each quarter will be played over 15 minutes with two minutes break. The half time break will remain at 10 minutes.