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Hockey India announces inaugural National Women’s Hockey League 2024 – 2025

The Fact News Service
New Delhi, April 9

Hockey India on Tuesday unveiled yet another ground-breaking initiative, the National Women’s Hockey League 2024 – 2025, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s sporting landscape.

The league is structured into two phases, with the inaugural phase set to take place in Ranchi, Jharkhand, from April 30 to May 9.

All matches during this phase will be hosted at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium where the recent FIH Olympic Qualifiers and the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy were held.

The National Women’s Hockey League is the first domestic women’s league of its kind in India, promising an exhilarating showcase of talent and skill.

Aiming to provide a platform for emerging athletes and elevate the stature of women’s hockey in the country, the league will witness fierce competition among the top state teams that finished in the top eight at the marquee 14th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championships.

Following the conclusion of the 14th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship, the top eight state teams who have earned their place in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League are – Hockey Haryana, Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Hockey Bengal, Hockey Mizoram, Manipur Hockey, and Hockey Association of Odisha, reflecting their outstanding performance and commitment to the sport.

Notably, the league will also open its doors to young talent, with players under the age of 21 eligible to participate. This inclusion of youth players underscores Hockey India’s dedication to nurturing talent and fostering development at the grassroots level.

The National Women’s Hockey League holds immense promise not only in elevating the standard of women’s hockey but also in inspiring the next generation of athletes across the nation. Through this initiative, Hockey India reaffirms its commitment to promoting gender equality in sports and creating pathways for women to excel in hockey.

Furthermore, the National Women’s Hockey League will serve as a vital scouting platform for the national team, providing selectors with the opportunity to identify and nurture talent for future international competitions.

Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey expressed his enthusiasm for the league, stating, “The National Women’s Hockey League marks a watershed moment for Indian hockey, particularly for our women athletes. This league is a testament to our unwavering commitment to women’s sports and will serve as a catalyst for the growth and development of women’s hockey in the country.”

Hockey India Secretary General Bhola Nath Singh expressed his enthusiasm for the league, stating, “The National Women’s Hockey League marks a watershed moment for Indian hockey, particularly for our women players. This league is a testament to our unwavering commitment to women’s sports and will catalyze the growth and development of women’s hockey in the country.”

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will move to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Delhi High Court dismissing the plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the Excise Policy money laundering case, sources said on Tuesday.

According to sources, the Aam Aadmi Party does not agree with the decision of the Delhi High Court.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the excise policy case and said that Kejriwal’s arrest is not in contravention of Law and remand can’t be termed “illegal”.

The bench of Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma said, ED was in possession of enough material, which led them to arrest Kejriwal. The non-joining of the investigation by Kejriwal and, delay caused by him were also impacting those in judicial custody.

The material collected by the Enforcement Directorate reveals that Arvind Kejriwal conspired and was actively involved in the use and concealment of proceeds of crime. The ED case also reveals that he was involved in his personal capacity as well as the convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party.

The court further stated that this court is of the opinion that the accused has been arrested and his arrest and remand have to be examined as per law and not as per the timing of elections.

Kejriwal’s challenge to the timing of arrest before General elections in the absence of any mala fide on the part of ED is not sustainable, said the court.Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate in relation to the excise policy case.

The trial court sent Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15, 2024. ED alleged that the Aam Adami Party (AAP) is the major beneficiary of the proceeds of crime generated in the alleged liquor scam.

The agency also claimed that Kejriwal was directly involved in the formation of the excise policy. The case pertains to alleged irregularities and money laundering in framing and implementing the Delhi Excise Policy 2022, which was later scrapped.

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