As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that Nation wide lockdown will be extended till May 3 to take a precaution measure against the Coronavirus pandemic. So, Hockey India postponed the various Championship which were supposed to started from April 29.
“Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent extension of the nation-wide lockdown, Hockey India has taken a decision to postpone the remaining annual 2020 Hockey India National Championships keeping in mind the well-being of all our stakeholders including the players, coaches, organisers, fans and officials. These tournaments have been postponed indefinitely and we will announce new dates basis the evolution of the Covid-19 situation in India,” Hockey India said in an official statement.
“At this moment, Hockey India is working with the Government of India along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare and all the other relevant Central and State Government departments to ensure that all necessary precautions are duly taken to maintain the public health and welfare of all parties involved,” Hockey India said.
All the 2020 Hockey India National Championship postponed are:
10th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2020 in Ranchi, Jharkhand (B and A Division) earlier scheduled from April 29- May 9, 2020 and May 7-17, 2020 respectively.
10th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2020, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (B and A Division) earlier scheduled from May 14-21, 2020 and May 19-30, 2020 respectively.
10th Hockey India Sub Junior Women National Championship 2020, Hisar, Haryana (B and A Division) earlier scheduled from May 3-14, 2020 and May 12-23, 2020 respectively.
10th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2020, Imphal, Manipur (B and A Division) earlier scheduled from May 28- June 4, 2020 and June 3-13, 2020 respectively.
10th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2020, Guwahati, Assam (B Division) earlier scheduled from June 20- July 3, 2020.