New Delhi, Feb 26 : With an emphasis to raise the standards in umpiring and officiating, Hockey India will conduct an online Test for umpires and technical officials on March 29, from 11am to 1 pm.
Registration for the Test will begin on Tuesday, at 3pm, while it will close on March 15, at 5pm. This online Test is designed, as part of a program for professional development of the umpires and technical officials. The Test will help them enhance their skill-based and knowledge-based expertise and at the same time, also expected to illustrate the officials' knowledge levels of FIH Rules of Hockey and Regulations.
The Online Test will focus on testing the practical and theoretical knowledge of FIH Rules of Hockey, 2019 and the current FIH Tournament Regulations. It is mandatory for any candidate appearing for this Test, to be registered with a Hockey India Permanent/ Associate State Member Unit.
"While we have received great interest for the technical courses we offer for Tournament Officials; organising this online Test will only raise the bar of Umpiring and Technical Officiating in India. ''We have several young men and women, who want to stay connected to the game by professionally pursuing Umpiring and Technical Official courses and as such, we wanted to ensure they are on-par with the international standards. We are expecting a good number of people taking up this Online Test," said Rajinder Singh, Secretary General, Hockey India. UNI