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Hockey India Invites Expression Of Interest To Host 2021 National C’ships

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday stated that it has invited expression of curiosity to host the 2021 Nationwide Championships in addition to the inaugural Inter-Division Nationwide Championship and Academy Nationwide Championship.

“While the deadline to express interest to host the 11th Hockey India National Championship 2021 is 11 May 2020, the deadline to express interest in hosting 1st Hockey India Inter-Department National Championship 2021 and 1st Hockey India Academy National Championship 2021 will be on 5 June,” stated Hockey India.

“The window to host the senior men and women category will be between 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 and the junior/sub-junior men and women category National Championships will be between 15 February to 30 April 2021. The suitable dates will be announced by Hockey India after deliberation with the host Member Unit.”

“We have invited all-state member units interested in hosting the annual National Championships to express their interest before the stipulated time,” stated Hockey India President Mohammed Mushtaque Ahmad.

“At Hockey India, we’ve got ensured the continuing nationwide lockdown doesn’t have an effect on the planning and execution of our day-to-day work and all of the Hockey India officers have been working from residence to make sure the calendar for subsequent 12 months is actioned.

“Because the annual Nationwide Championships are restructured from subsequent 12 months onwards, we’re hopeful there will probably be quite a lot of curiosity from state member models, institutional/ division members and academies to host these respective tournaments,” he added.

Hockey India had earlier postponed all its rescheduled nationwide championships indefinitely after the nationwide lockdown to comprise the COVID-19 pandemic was prolonged until Could 3.  These tournaments have been rescheduled to start out on April 29 and proceed until July Three however have been suspended for now.

In the meantime, Indian Girls’s Hockey Crew has raised an amazing Rs 20,01,130 by means of crowdfunding, which they donated to a Delhi primarily based NGO to offer fundamental requirements for sufferers hosted at varied location, migrant employees and slum dwellers. Whereas the problem aimed to lift crowdfunding for the trigger, the motion additionally inspired folks to make use of this chance to adapt to an lively life-style in the course of the nationwide lockdown.

Hockey India earlier had donated Rs 21 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Aid Fund to assist the state battle the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.

(With Company Inputs)

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