On Monday, May 24, Hockey India declared 126 new Umpires and technical officials in the Hockey India officiating system for the domestic tournament in the junior and sub-junior categories.
Hockey India (HI) conducted two sets of online workshops from September 2021 to March 2021 and after completion of this workshop, HI selected the umpires, technical officials, and judges through Online Viva.
He said, “It’s fantastic to note that as many as 126 new candidates have become eligible to officiate in Hockey India sanctioned Sub-Junior and Junior category tournaments. Along with focussing on the growth of players at the grass-root level, it’s equally important to focus on growing the strength of Umpires and Judges and providing them with an opportunity to hone their officiating skills in the sport of hockey. I wish the candidates all the very best for their upcoming challenges. The induction of new officials in the Hockey India officiating system will further add to the level of competition among the officials and will motivate them to work harder in order to improve their performances and maintain their grades. “