Durga Thakur from India Has Promoted as International Hockey Umpire


Durga Thakur from India has been supported as international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for her good performance at the recently-held Hawke’s Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

Image of Durga thakur

Image of Durga thakur

Durga thakur Promoted as International Hockey Umpire

About Durga Thakur

  • As an umpire, Durga Thakur had started her career from the third Hockey India (HI) Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Finals) held in Bhopal in 2013.
  • She has completed her graduation from NSNIS in 2011.
  • Her first international project was in 2015 at the double six-Nation Cup in Breda, Netherlands.
  • She has represented her native state Himachal Pradesh at the National Championships in three sporting disciplines basketball, handball and hockey.
  • She had also served as the umpires in the finals of the last National Games.
  • Ms. Thakur is an addition other young Indian umpires currently officiating at the international level with this promotion.
  • Currently there are 14 Indians in the elite league of international umpires including 10 men and 5 women.

About International Hockey Federation:

  • The commonly known by the contraction FIH is the international governing body of field hockey and inside field hockey. Federation Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon
  • FIH was formed on 7th January 1924 in Paris.
  • Its headquarters are located in Lausanne, Switzerland and president at Leandro Negre.
  • FIH is accountable for ground hockey’s major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 20, 2016