Hockey India postpones all national championships indefinitely

These tournaments were rescheduled to start on April 29 and continue till July 3 but have been suspended for now following the extension of the national lockdown.

Hockey India announced the indefinite suspension of all national championships   -  P.V. SIVAKUMAR

Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday postponed all its rescheduled national championships indefinitely after the national lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic was extended till May 3.

These tournaments were rescheduled to start on April 29 and continue till July 3 but have been suspended for now.

“Hockey India has taken a decision to postpone the remaining annual 2020 Hockey India National Championships keeping in mind the well-being of all our stakeholders including the players, coaches, organisers, fans and officials,” said Hockey India president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad.

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“These tournaments have been postponed indefinitely and we will announce new dates basis the evolution of the COVID-19 situation in India.”

Ahmad said HI is working with the relevant central and state departments to ensure that all necessary precautions are duly taken to maintain public health.

He also said the participating member units must use this period to continue to update the member unit portal with player details “to use this time effectively”.

List of events postponed indefinitely:

  1. 10th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2020, Ranchi, Jharkhand (B & A Division) earlier scheduled from April 29 to May 9 and May 7 to May 17 respectively.
     
  2. 10th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2020, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (B & A Division) earlier scheduled from May 14 to May 21 and May 19 to May 30 respectively.
     
  3. 10th Hockey India Sub Junior Women National Championship 2020, Hisar, Haryana (B & A Division) earlier scheduled from May 3 to May 14 and May 12 to May 23 respectively.
     
  4. 10th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2020, Imphal, Manipur (B & A Division) earlier scheduled from May 28 to June 4 and June 3 to June 13 respectively.
     
  5. 10th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2020, Guwahati, Assam (B Division) earlier scheduled from June 20 to July 3.

 

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