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The event was scheduled to be held from April 3 to 12 in Simdega, Jharkhand.© AFP




The upcoming eleventh junior girls’s hockey nationals has been postponed till additional discover as a result of a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, the game’s governing physique stated on Wednesday. The event was scheduled to be held from April 3 to 12 in Simdega, Jharkhand. Following directions and protocols from the district commissioner, Simdega and state authorities, the choice to postpone the championship was taken by Hockey India. “In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases and after advice from the local state authorities, Hockey India in consultation with the host Hockey Jharkhand arrived at the decision to postpone the 11th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2021…” HI president Gyanendro Ningombam stated in an announcement. 

“Hockey Jharkhand received tremendous support from the state government to host the recently concluded 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Women National Championship 2021…” 

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“However, with new protocols and guidelines in the state to combat the rapid rise of cases, it was in the best interest of the players that this decision was taken. For Hockey India, player safety is paramount.” 

The event, through which the host group was vying to win a hat-trick of titles, attracted entries from 26 groups from throughout India.

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