FIH Junior Men’s World Cup will take place later this year.
With the outbreak of the pandemic across the entire world in 2020, the current year brings the scope for betterment for most spheres of life including sport. Hockey India has organized a tour for the women’s team to resume the sport and they are now also gearing up to host some of the most high-profile events this year, starting with the 47th FIH Congress 2021.
The event was originally scheduled for 2020 but had to be postponed to May 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are delighted to be on the right path in terms of bringing back normalcy in both day-to-day workings as well as events which are to take place in the long term. With the 47th FIH Congress 2021, we are hoping that all other factors will remain suited to us being able to play hosts in May 2021,” stated Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam.
“In terms of guidelines and the framework for the successful conducting of such a large-scale event, at Hockey India, we have also successfully conducted the 10th Hockey India Congress & Elections, therefore we are well-prepared to tackle all situations.”
In recent years, India have hosted some of the biggest hockey events globally, and the nation is now looking forward to hosting the much-awaited tournament towards the end of the year. With FIH Hockey Pro League also scheduled to return this year, India will be hosting New Zealand for two matches on 29th and 30th May 2021, which should pave the way for international hockey’s return to the country.
Gyanendro Ningombam said, “We are keeping tabs on all the developments around the globe in terms of resumption of sports activities. I would like to think that we have a great chance of being able to host international matches by the time FIH Hockey Pro League returns to our country in May 2021, and hopefully also be able to welcome back fans to the stadiums if everything goes well globally.”
“We are hoping that 2021 will not disappoint us, and will enable us to host multiple high-profile events in a very safe and secure environment for everyone, especially our players and fans,” he concluded.