Monday, June 27, 2022

England yet to confirm Junior Hockey World Cup participation

England are yet to be confirmed as entrants into the upcoming Junior World Cups in India and South Africa due to the pandemic.

The Junior World Cups are scheduled to be held for the men in India and Potchefstroom, South Africa for the women in November-December.

An England Hockey spokesperson said: “We are reviewing the situation regarding the Junior World Cups in India and South Africa.

“We have requested further information from the FIH before we make final decisions.”

The venue of the men’s edition is yet to be confirmed but the Times of India has reported that Odisha and Lucknow are the likely favourites.

The 21st edition of the junior showpiece had orginally been set for Guwahati. The tournament is set to run between Nov 25-Dec 5.

Last week, Australia and New Zealand pulled out of the Junior World Cup, as well as other elite competitions, with their next action abroad taking place in July 2022.

Up to four additional teams could be announced as Pro League replacements for the third edition of the global men’s and women’s tournament.

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