Revamped hockey nationwide championships to start in March after a yr’s break
The brand new format goals to maximise athlete participation and develop the sport within the states, union territories, institutional items and academies.
New Delhi: The restructured Hockey India Nationwide Championships will restart in March after a hiatus of 1 yr following the cancellation of final yr’s occasions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The home competitions will resume in a brand new, restructured format this yr, as Hockey India (HI) seems to be to maximise athlete participation and develop the sport within the states, union territories, institutional items and academies.
The season will kick-start with the eleventh Hockey India Sub Junior Ladies Nationwide Championship 2021 to be held in Simdega, Jharkhand from 10 March to 18 March, adopted by eleventh Hockey India Sub Junior Males Nationwide Championship 2021 scheduled to be organised in Narwana district of Haryana from 17 to 25 March.
The inaugural version of the primary Hockey India Junior Ladies Academy Nationwide Championship 2021 might be held from 17 to 26 March. The ladies’s occasion on this class will run concurrently from 17 to 24 March. Each the competitions might be performed on the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
This might be adopted by the eleventh Hockey India Junior Ladies Nationwide Championship at Simdega, Jharkhand from 3 to 12 April.
Final yr, solely the tenth Hockey India Senior Males and Senior Ladies Championship 2020 (A Division) in addition to the tenth Hockey India Senior Ladies Nationwide Championship 2020 (B Division) have been held in January and February earlier than the pandemic wreaked havoc worldwide.
“We’re very pleased to renew the home calendar after the pandemic halted all of the sporting occasions final yr,” HI president Gyanendro Ningombam stated in a press release.
“The season will start in an all-new avatar with the restructuring of occasions for sub-junior, junior and senior nationwide championships for each women and men in addition to Hockey India registered State Member Items, Public Sector Items/ Departmental Items and Academy Member Items respectively,” he added.
With the specter of pandemic nonetheless looming giant, the nationwide federation has instructed the host state associations to nominate Hygiene Officers at each venue.
In addition to, following HI’s Commonplace Working Process (SOP) is a should for all taking part groups, match officers in addition to host states.
HI additional said that the dates for the remaining Nationwide Championships for 2021 might be introduced later, after receiving affirmation from taking part groups.
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