Participation of India’s hockey teams at Commonwealth Games 2022 confirmed

Louise Martin, Commonwealth Games Federation president informed that Indian hockey teams will play at next year’s Commonwealth Games that will take place in Birmingham.

In October, India had stepped back from participating in the Games with respect to COVID-19 concerns. The teams wanted to prioritise the Asian Games in China and a qualifier for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

However now, Martin has confirmed India’s Hockey team’s participation in the Games next year. Also, he said that the teams would secure qualifications.

“India’s hockey men and women, if they are invited and qualify, will be here. I am delighted,” Martin told Olympics news website Insidethegames.

“India is the biggest country in the Commonwealth. We need all their teams in every sport that they qualify for at these Games.”

The Commonwealth Games will be held between July 28 and August 8.