The 10th version of the FIH Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup begins on April 1 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. An occasion was initially planned to happen in December, yet must be delayed four months on account of the Covid-19 pandemic and the flare-up of Omicron variation.
There are a couple of changes in the program this time, as customary forces to be reckoned with Australia, New Zealand and Spain selected to skirt the occasion as a result of the pandemic. A couple of days before the beginning of the competition, the FIH declared that, “Ukrainian Hockey Association has informed us today that their Women’s Junior group can avoid the forthcoming FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup ultimately, in spite of its enthusiastic endeavors to attempt to make it conceivable.”
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The group of Ukraine won’t be supplanted. Consequently, the occasion will be played with 15 groups, with Pool B involving South Africa, England and Ireland. The matches of Ukraine will be dropped. Yet, there won’t be any deficiency of large groups present at the opposition, as the four distinct victors of the occasion – the Netherlands (three-time champions), double cross champs South Korea and Argentina, and champions at the debut version in 1989, Germany will contend.
Groups and organization
The 15 groups present in Potchefstroom – a little more than 120 km away from Johannesburg – have been opened into four gatherings. Each group will play the other once, and the main two groups toward the finish of the association stage push ahead to the knockout adjusts that beginning with the quarterfinals. A success procures three focuses, a point for a draw and none for a misfortune.
The group of Ukraine won’t be supplanted. Consequently, the occasion will be played with 15 groups, with Pool B involving South Africa, England and Ireland. The matches of Ukraine will be dropped.
Yet, there won’t be any deficiency of huge groups present at the opposition, as the four distinct victors of the occasion – the Netherlands, double cross champs South Korea and Argentina, and champions at the debut release in 1989, Germany will contend.
India’s 20-part crew will be captained by Salima Tete, with Ishika Chaudhary as her appointee.
Bichu Devi Kharibam
Ishika Chaudhary (bad habit skipper)
Akshata Abaso Dekhale
Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke
Salima Tete (Captain)
Jiwan Kishori Toppo
Rutuja Dadaso Pisal
Key Support staff:
Harvinder Singh: Team Manager
Erik Wonnik: Coach
Patrick TSHUTSHANI: Assistant Coach
Heera Mundluru: Physio
Kavita Nambisan: Strength and molding
The Indians are opened in Pool D alongside Wales, Germany and Malaysia
April 2 – 1230 hrs IST – India versus Wales
April 3 – 1430 hrs IST – India versus Germany
April 5 – 1900 hrs IST – India versus Malaysia