Dates for Champions Trophy hockey meet introduced


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New Delhi, Feb 5 (PTI) The Champions Trophy can be heldfrom December 1-11 and the celebrated match will befollowed by the boys”s and ladies”s Olympic qualifiers, theInternational Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a launch.

The dates for the match, which can be hosted byIndia, had been determined upon after FIH president Leandro Negreheld talks with sports activities minister Ajay Maken and Hockey India(HI) officers earlier this week.

Negre was within the Capital to debate various mattersregarding the apex physique”s improvement initiatives in India.

He mentioned with HI officers the launch of a brand new FIH -Hockey India Skilled League, however a last announcement onthis can be made following FIH”s government board assembly inMarch.

Throughout his assembly with the sports activities minister, Negrereaffirmed FIH”s place relating to its recognition of HockeyIndia as the only real governing physique for the game in India, whileMaken vowed to help the event of hockey in thecountry.

“The assembly was very constructive,” the FIH said.

The internet hosting particulars of FIH”s four-year programme ofevents in India — that kicks off with the Champions Trophy –were additionally mentioned.

Following final 12 months�s extremely profitable World Cup, FIHrecently dedicated six of its main occasions to India over afour-year interval as part of its marketing campaign to re-energisehockey within the nation.