Due to Coronavirus, the domestic season of Indian hockey was banned for the last seven months. Although Hockey India has now tried to restore it again.
After a wait of 41 years, the Indian men’s hockey team reached the Olympic podium. (Photo: Hockey India)
After India’s impressive performance in the Tokyo Olympics, a new season of hockey is about to begin at the domestic level as well. Hockey’s domestic season will resume with the first Sub-Junior Men’s National Academy Championship in Bhopal in October this year after a seven-month break due to coronavirus.
Hockey India directed the host state member unit and the participating teams to take strict precautions and follow all the covid protocols framed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the respective state government. Along with this, it has also been asked to follow the guidelines of Hockey India in hosting domestic competitions.
Dates have not been announced
The Sub Junior Men’s National Academy Championship to be played for the first time will be held from October 4 to 13. After this, the first Hockey India Junior Men’s Academy National Championship will be played in Bhopal from October 18 to 27.
The inaugural Hockey India Junior Women’s Inter Departmental National Championship will be held in October. In October itself, the 11th Hockey India Junior Women’s National Championship will be held in Simdega, Jharkhand, while the 11th Hockey India Junior Men’s National Championship will also be played in Telangana in the same month. Senior Women’s National Championship will also be held in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh tentatively in the month of October. Is. However, Hockey India is yet to confirm the exact dates of the last three tournaments.
Players are excited about the success of hockey teams
The Indian men’s team has won a medal in the Tokyo Olympics after 41 years. At the same time, the women’s team could not win the medal, but their journey till the semi-finals won the hearts of the fans. Hockey India President Gyanandro Ningombam said in a statement, “There is a lot of excitement following the success of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics and we wanted to convert this enthusiasm into a great performance on the field of play. With this wish, we announced the restoration of the domestic calendar of Hockey India. We had to stop them in March this year due to the COVID-19 cases in the country but now we feel it is safe to resume the competitions under the COVID-19 guidelines. ‘
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