New Delhi, 24th August 2023: The excitement in the world of women’s hockey is palpable as the upcoming Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023 gears up to unfold from 27th October to 5th November 2023. The Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain Savita shared her excitement about the tournament and the honour of hosting such a prestigious event on Indian soil.

“As the captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, I am thrilled beyond words to know that the Asian Champions Trophy for women is set to take place in Ranchi,” Savita said. “This announcement is a testament to the progress and recognition that women’s hockey has achieved not just in India but across Asia. It fills us with immense pride to represent our nation on such a significant platform.”

The seventh edition of the tournament, in which Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and hosts India are expected to participate, holds a special place for the Indian team. “Competing in front of our home crowd in Ranchi will undoubtedly be a momentous experience,” she added. “The energy, support, and enthusiasm of our fans inspire us to perform at our best. We are eager to showcase our skills, determination, and the collective spirit that defines Indian women’s hockey.”

The announcement of the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023 being hosted in India marks a remarkable chapter in the growth of women’s hockey in the country. Savita emphasized, “This tournament is more than just a competition; it’s a celebration of the strides women’s hockey has taken. It symbolizes unity, sportsmanship, and the unwavering dedication of athletes who strive for excellence.”

The Indian women’s hockey team has been making headlines with their exceptional performances on the international stage, and the upcoming tournament is yet another chance for them to make a resounding statement. “We are determined to make the most of this opportunity and leave our mark,” Savita expressed. “We are training hard and focusing on every aspect to deliver our best performance in front of our home crowd and make the nation proud by clinching our second Asian Champions Trophy title.”

Notably, the Indian Women’s Team won the prestigious title in 2016 and in the following edition in 2018, they finished runners-up.

Savita also extended her gratitude to Hockey India, the government authorities, and all stakeholders for their support. “This would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of Hockey India, Jharkhand’s state government, and our fans. We are committed to making this tournament a memorable and exciting experience for everyone involved by putting our best foot forward.”

As the countdown to the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Hockey 2023 begins, hockey enthusiasts and supporters eagerly await the spectacle that promises to showcase the prowess and sportsmanship of teams from across Asia.

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Odisha (India’s Best Kept Secret) – Major Team Partner

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HOCKEY INDIA (HI) is the governing body with exclusive mandate to direct and conduct all activities for both men and women’s hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India.

Headquartered in New Delhi, Hockey India was established on 20th May, 2009 and is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

Committed to the development of Hockey in the country, Hockey India with the assistance of Sports Authority of India and Department of Sports, Government of India, trains players at sub-junior, junior and senior level. The governing body engages in Coaching the coaches with International Standard certification programs, educates and equips technical officials and umpires to find a foothold in international arena, provides world-class infrastructure and International exposure for the players besides regular international competition. Hockey India has also pioneered in bringing top International hockey events to India such as the FIH Men’s World Cup in 2010 and 2018, FIH Champions Trophy in 2014, FIH Junior Men’s World Cup in 2016 and 2021, FIH Hockey World League Final in 2017. With its vision to popularize the game and constantly promote it, Hockey India brought the Indian Men’s Hockey Team into the top three in the world. Hockey India is also dedicated to getting the Indian Women’s Hockey Team into the top three in the world.

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Odisha – the Eastern State of India – is known for its love for Hockey and over the years it has evolved to be the Global Hub of Hockey. The State successfully hosted the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, followed by the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha, FIH Olympic Qualifiers Odisha, and FIH Hockey Pro League 2020-21. Odisha has previously hosted the Champions Trophy 2014 and the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017. Odisha also hosted the FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021.

Kalinga Lancers, the team owned by the State, were the winners in the Hockey India League 2017. Taking a step further towards realising the dream of restoring the glory of Indian Hockey at the global level, the State is sponsoring the Indian Hockey Teams till 2033.

Odisha also hosted the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023.

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