Home Top Stories Sports Pakistan Hockey Team Arrives In Bhubaneswar For Junior World Cup

Pakistan Hockey Team Arrives In Bhubaneswar For Junior World Cup

Pakistan hockey team arrived in Bhubaneswar to participate in the much-awaited FIH Odisha men’s Junior World Cup 2021. The showpiece event is scheduled to be held here from November 24 to December 5. The Pakistan team arrived after South Africa and Korea reached Bhubaneswar for the mega event. South Africa will face off against Belgium in the first game of the tournament on Wednesday, while Korea, who are placed in Group C along with the Netherlands, Spain, and the USA will take on the Dutch team in their first game of the competition on Thursday.

The players and officials coming to the state capital for the upcoming junior men’s hockey world cup will be subjected to RT-PCR tests every 72 hours, a senior sports department official said on Saturday.

On an average 500 tests are being conducted and same day reports are being generated by ICMR’s Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar.

“Every 72 hours, each and every person including players, officials, hotel staff and associates involved with the event are retested,” said R Vineel Krishna, Odisha’s sports and youth service secretary.

Stating that the state administration was doing everything possible to prepare for the smooth conduct of the games, Krishna said: “We are working towards making this international sporting event, safe, secured and memorable for the junior hockey players who have come here with big dreams.”

This is the third time that India is hosting the prestigious tournament, which took place in New Delhi in 2013 and in Lucknow in 2016.


A total of 16 nations will take part in the event. Hosts and defending champions India are grouped in Pool B along with Canada, France and Poland.

The other teams in the fray include Belgium, Malaysia, South Africa and Chile in Pool A; Netherlands, Spain, Korea and United States grouped in Pool C, while Germany, Argentina, Pakistan and Egypt are in Pool D.

Topics mentioned in this article

Source link


Ballon d’Or 2021: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming

Lionel Messi is in line to win his seventh Ballon d'Or award.© AFPBallon d'Or 2021 Date and Time, Live Streaming: The much-awaited Ballon...

“Next Stop-500”: Aakash Chopra Hails Ravichandran Ashwin On Becoming India’s Third-Highest Wicket-Taker In Test Cricket

Former India batter Aakash Chopra hails Ravichandran Ashwin© AFPFormer cricketer Aakash Chopra on Monday congratulated India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin on becoming the country's...

Harbhajan Singh Congratulates Ravichandran Ashwin After Latter Goes Past Him In All-Time Test Wicket-Takers’ List

Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Tom Latham on Monday to go past Harbhajan Singh.© AFPIndian spin great Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter on Monday to...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

"Opt For Dialogue And Debate, Not Disruption": Rajya Sabha Chairman

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said the way forward is to opt for dialogue and debate instead of disruption. Source link

Soha Ali Khan starts the week ‘on the right foot – or the right hand’ | Health

Soha Ali Khan's Monday motivation videos are always impactful. The actor, who is a fitness enthusiast, keeps serving weekly motivation for her Instagram...

Vivo Y21e Spotted on Geekbench, Tipped to Come With Snapdragon 680 SoC

Vivo Y21e is reported to be in the works. The smartphone has been spotted on Geekbench hinting at a launch in the...

Court Pulls Up Animal Welfare Board Over Lack Of Care To Captive Animals

<!-- -->The high court was hearing two separate petitions (Representational)New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday pulled up the Animals Welfare Board of...

Recent Comments