The schedule is out & India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams will open their campaign against Ghana. Indian men’s team will play Ghana on 31st July while the women’s team will go head to head against Ghana on 29th July.
The two-time CWG silver medalist is placed in a considerably easy Pool B along with England, Canada, Wales & Ghana. While, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa are part of Pool A.
After the opener, India will face England on 1st August, Canada on 3rd August and Wales on the very next day (4th August).
On other hand, the women’s hockey team will face Ghana on 29th July followed by Wales on 30th July, England and Canada on 2nd and 3rd August.
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After playing a round-robin system match, two teams from each pool will qualify for the semi-finals. This rule is applicable to both men’s and women’s hockey.
The women’s semis and finals will be played on 5th and 7th August respectively. While men’s semis and finals will be contested on 6th and 8th August 2022.
The hockey schedule was announced on Wednesday. Both men’s and women’s hockey events will kick off on 29th July. In the men’s hockey event opener, England will face Ghana while reigning champions New Zealand women will go ahead against Kenya.
The upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games will be held from 28th July to 8th August 2022.
Citing a very few days’ break between CWG and Hangzhou Asian Games, Hockey India has decided to send its ‘A’ team for the CWG event. Hockey India believes in the bench strength and expects India A to do well at CWG.
The senior players will be rested and kept fresh for Asian Games which is also a qualifying event for Paris Olympics 2024.
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