Indian males’s hockey group will open its marketing campaign on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games in opposition to minnows Ghana on July 31 whilst the ladies group may also square-off in opposition to the similar opponents on July 29.
Two-time silver medallist Indian males are positioned in a somewhat simple Pool B in conjunction with England, Canada, Wales and Ghana whilst the Pool A is composed of six-time champions Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Scotland.
The Indian girls are in Pool A, which additionally has England, Canada, Wales and Ghana.
After Ghana, the Indian males will play hosts and ultimate version’s bronze winner England on August 1, adopted by means of fits in opposition to Canada (August 3) and Wales (August 4).
After Ghana, the ladies will play Wales on July 30, England (August 2) and Canada (August 3).
The highest two groups from every pool in each women and men’s pageant qualify for the semifinals.
The boys’s semifinals might be performed on August 6 and the overall on August 8.
The ladies’s semifinals and ultimate might be performed on August 5 and seven respectively.
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India might be sending its ‘A’ groups for each women and men on the Birmingham Video games due brief turnaround between CWG and the Hangzhou Asian Video games, which is a qualifying match for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The 2 occasions might be held simply 32 days aside and the nationwide federation desires to stay its first-choice avid gamers recent for the Asian Video games.
The Birmingham CWG is scheduled to be held from July 28 until August 8.
Amongst different fits, gold and silver medallists from Gold Coast 2018, Australia and New Zealand, will face every different within the crew levels of each the boys’s and girls’s tournaments.
In line with the contest time table for hockey, introduced on Wednesday, each the ladies’s and males’s competitions will start on July 29, with the hole consultation of the ladies’s match that includes reigning champions New Zealand in opposition to Kenya and South Africa enjoying Scotland.
Hosts England will face Ghana within the first fit of the boys’s pageant with New Zealand dealing with Scotland in the similar consultation.
There might be 54 hockey fits in overall, with 40 crew video games, six classification fits, 4 semi-finals, 4 medal fits.
A lot of these fits might be performed at a College.
“It’s going to be an implausible match with an excellent line-up of groups, that includes the entire medallists from the ultimate version of the Commonwealth Video games,” Matt Kidson, Director of Game for Birmingham 2022, mentioned.
Global Hockey Federation (FIH) CEO Thierry Weil added: “After the divulge of the collaborating groups ultimate week, the newsletter of the fit time table is every other actually vital milestone at the highway to the approaching Commonwealth Video games.”