July 6, 2022

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A complete of 27 groups will vie for high honours within the 12-day match when Hockey India senior ladies’s nationwide championship 2022 will start right here from Could 6.

The collaborating groups are divided into eight swimming pools. Groups in Pool A are Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Hockey Chandigarh and Hockey Bihar, whereas Pool B options Hockey Haryana, Assam Hockey and Hockey Bengal. Pool C consists of Hockey Punjab, Chhattisgarh Hockey and Tripura Hockey, whereas Pool D options Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey Rajasthan, Hockey Uttarakhand.

Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Andhra Pradesh and Le Puducherry Hockey have been included in Pool E, whereas Hockey Karnataka, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu and Hockey Arunachal, Hockey Andaman & Nicobar have been slotted in Pool F. Pool G consists of Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Delhi Hockey, Goans Hockey and Hockey Gujarat, whereas Pool H options Hockey Affiliation of Odisha, Kerala Hockey, Telangana Hockey and Hockey Himachal.

Talking on the prospect of defending the title, Hockey Madhya Pradesh coach Vandana Uikey mentioned, “There can be a little bit of stress taking part in at residence because the Title defenders, however I believe we’re totally ready, each mentally in addition to bodily. We are going to go game-by-game, our first goal is to qualify for the Quarters, after which method the knockout stage relying on who we play towards. Preparations have been implausible, and gamers are excited to participate within the competitors.”

In the meantime, the coach of final 12 months’s runners-up staff, Hockey Haryana, Kuldeep Siwach mentioned,” We narrowly missed out on the Title final 12 months, however this time I’m anticipating that we are going to win the Title and proceed Hockey Haryana’s legacy within the competitors. We have been coaching for a very long time, and we will definitely give our greatest to win the Title.”

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Talking about her staff’s preparations for the competitors, Hockey Punjab’s Coach Yogita Bali mentioned, “Preparations have been actually nice for the match. We now have a superb mixture of younger and skilled gamers. Round 10 gamers have not too long ago received their publicity from Khelo India, so we have now good momentum for this match. We completed third final 12 months, however we hope to achieve the Ultimate this time.”

After eight days of pool matches, the quarter finals can be performed on Could 14, the semifinals can be held on Could 16 and the medal matches are scheduled for Could 17.

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Revealed on: Thursday, Could 05, 2022, 02:19 PM IST