The FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup was initially scheduled to be held in South Africa in December 2021 but had to be put on hold due to the outbreak of Omicron - a new coronavirus variant.
India, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore will be playing in the Asia Cup from where top four sides will qualify for the FIH Women's World Cup 2022.
A historic bronze-winning show at Tokyo Olympics by the men's team and an outstanding fourth-place finish for the women's team infused fresh life into the game which was in danger of slipping into oblivion.
India, who finished third in the just-concluded Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka, will end the year with 2296.038 points behind Olympic champions Belgium and toppers Australia.
The India women's hockey team joins Malaysia, who faced a similar fate after being hit by the dreaded Covid-19 virus in the Asian Champions Trophy. India had thrashed Thailand 13-0 in their opener.
The coronavirus pandemic had cast its shadow on the 2021 Women's Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tuesday itself when India's second match against Malaysia was cancelled due to COVID-related issues.
Apart from Gurjit Kaur's five goals, Vandana, Lilima Minz, Jyoti, Rajwinder Kaur, Sonika and Monika scored for India vs Thailand in their Women's Asian Champions Trophy opener.
Hockey teams will miss CWG in order to hit peak form during the Asian Games which are qualifiers for 2024 Paris Olympics
The voting process for the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21 will remain open until September 15, 2021
Harmapreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur and coaches Sjoerd Marijne and Graham Reid all nominated for FIH awards
Lalremsiami, the first female Olympian from Mizoram, was made a chief coach in hockey discipline under the state sports and youth services department
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik led the felicitation of men’s and women’s teams for their stellar show at the Tokyo Olympics. Men’s team won bronze, while women finished creditable 4th
In 2018, Marijne was re-designated as the women's coach in a rejigging of roles with Junior World Cup-winning coach Harendra Singh taking charge of the men's side
Lakra and Rohidas were given Rs 2.5 crore each, while Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppa were give Rs 50 Lakh each by CM Naveen Patnaik
The family of Vandana Katariya, who scored four goals during the Olympics, were at the receiving end of allegedly casteist slurs from few people
The Indian women's team came tantalising close to a medal Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth after losing 3-4 to defending champions Great Britain
The Indian men's team, which ended a 41-year-old medal drought by clinching a historic bronze in the Olympics, was placed behind gold-medallist Belgium and silver-medallist Australia
Sjoerd Marijne, the chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team, is leaving at a time when Hockey India should have thought about continuity. The Dutch coach's contribution for the Tokyo 2020 show cannot be denied
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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