New Delhi, May 5 : Hockey India on Tuesday invited state associations, institutional members and academies to express their interest in hosting the restructured annual National Championships 2021 as well as the inaugural InterDepartment National Championship and Academy National Championship.
According to Hockey India, only the state associations can host senior and junior national championships and the deadline to express interest is May 11. The institutional and departmental members can host inter-departmental national championships for both men and women at senior and junior levels and the deadline for them is June 5. Meanwhile, the academies can host only sub-junior and junior inter-academy national championships.
The deadline for them also is June 5. "The window to host the senior men and women category will be between 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 and the Junior/ Sub Junior Men and Women category National Championships will be 15 February to 30 April 2021, ' Hockey India said in a statement. "The suitable dates will be announced by Hockey India after deliberation with the host Member Unit," it added.
"As the annual National Championships are restructured from next year onwards, we are hopeful there will be a lot of interest from state member units, institutional/ department members and academies to host these respective tournaments,' said Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India. (UNI)