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Prepared plan for teams' competitions ahead of Olympics: Hockey India


NEW DELHI: Hockey India on Wednesday stated it has drawn up an inventory of competitions each for the senior men and women's groups in the run-up to next yr's Tokyo Olympics.

The detailed plan comes to enjoying a number of fits towards top groups on this planet.

In a Special Congress held by means of a video conference, the chief board participants and state gadgets of the HI also mentioned more than a few choices to pave the way for restarting the game as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic-forced lockdown is lifted.

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra took section in the virtual meeting as a distinct invitee.

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HI High Performance Director David John highlighted the have an effect on of the pandemic on preparations for the Tokyo Games and stated that a standard running process (SOP) has been submitted to SAI last month for all national athletes.

Besides, a calendar of fits and tournaments has been drawn up for all 4 groups (senior and junior men and women) for next yr.

"The senior men's team have 10 FIH Hockey Pro League matches to be played to fulfil their commitments from the 2020 season. Apart from two matches versus New Zealand in India, the remaining 8 matches are scheduled to be played in Germany, Great Britain, Argentina and Spain," the HI stated in a release.

"The Indian ladies's crew will want to finalise overseas tours to nations that experience relaxed their travel restrictions and supply a prime stage of competition such as Netherlands, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

"It would be preferrred for the crew to mess around 10–14 competitive fits towards above opposition previous to the Tokyo Olympic Games," it stated.

The HI stated relying at the situation, the Indian men and women's groups will play the Asian Champions Trophy to be organised by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) previous to the Olympics, which will supply exposure to the crew.

"The national camps and global exposures for the senior men and senior ladies groups had been scheduled in step with FIH calendar and will likely be submitted in the ACTC for 2020/21 as soon as FIH and AHF finalise their dates."

Hockey India stated it has ready an SOP to be adopted at the state and national stage events after the pandemic subsides.

"As a primary step in opposition to resuming actions relying on permissions provided by Government of India and state governments, HI has issued a 20-page file to its member gadgets which gives a minimum same old that needs to be adopted when hockey actions resume in their respective states," the HI stated.

"The new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) comprises teaching athletes, sanitising the entire facility previous to any event as well as encouraging all contributors to share their details not just with organisers but in addition with well being authorities," it stated.

The pointers also include pre-event, during-event and post-event protocols, and procedures to be adopted when groups travel for home competitions.

"Additionally, foreseeing the new social norms that would last as long as 12-18 months, Hockey India proposed to replace the Constitution with a provision to allow video conference conferences as respectable conferences with mins to be signed by the chairman of the meeting," the release stated.


HI also announced venues for the National Championships -- men, ladies and junior levels.


Maharashtra will host the 2021 Senior Men National Championship while Uttar Pradesh Hockey will organise the corresponding ladies's event.


The 2021 Junior Men's National Championship and Sub Junior Men's National Championship will likely be hosted by Haryana while the corresponding ladies's events will likely be held in Jharkhand.


The Congress also witnessed detailed discussions at the registration procedure for event officials and coaches at the Hockey India Member Unit Portal.


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