FIH promotes Durga Thakur to international outdoor umpire after Hawke’s Bay Cup

India’s Durga Thakur has been promoted to international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) following her good performance at the recently-held Hawkes Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

Thakur started her career as an umpire from the third Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Finals) in Bhopal in 2013. A graduate of NSNIS in 2011, her first international assignment came in 2015 at the double six-Nation Cup in Breda, Netherlands. A physical education teacher at Modern School, New Delhi, Thakur has represented her state Himachal Pradesh in the National Championships in three sporting disciplines — handball, basketball and hockey.  Currently there are 14 Indians in the elite league of international umpires (10 men, 5 women).

Extra info:
1. A physical education teacher at Modern School, New Delhi, Thakur has represented her state Himachal Pradesh in the National Championships in three sporting disciplines — handball, basketball and hockey. She was one of the umpires in the finals of the last National Games.
2.International Hockey Federation (FIH)
So lets do:
1.  Expand the FIH?
2. India’s Durga Thakur has been promoted to international outdoor umpire by the_______.


Source – The Hindu


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