Durga Thakur from India Has Promoted as International Hockey Umpire [ Current News (Concise) ]
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.
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 on: April 20, 2016