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.
Pushed back by a year due to the pandemic, the quadrennial sporting extravaganza is slated to be held in July-August.
The Indian team trained at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru for several months as international competition came to a halt due to the pandemic
Indian women's team will hit the restart button and begin its Olympic preparations with the tour of Argentina, starting next week
The Indian women's hockey team, which returned to the Olympic fold in Rio in 2016 after a gap of 36 years, take on the United States at Bhubaneswar on November 1 and 2 for a berth in next year's Tokyo Games
After their successful outing against Spain and Ireland, India starts the series as favourites
Indian athletes who displayed exceptional sporting feat during the past one year were honoured with DSJA Awards in Delhi.
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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