Hockey India Announcement To Withdraw From Commonwealth Games Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Said India Does Not Have Only 18 Player

Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

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Updated Sun, 10 Oct 2021 11:41 AM IST

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Hockey India has decided to pull out of the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham next year. At the same time, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has strongly objected to this decision of the Federation.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur
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Hockey India has decided to pull out of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Hockey India on Tuesday decided to pull out of the Commonwealth Games, saying there would be only 32 days between the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Asian Games in Hangzhou. Hockey India said in its statement that it does not want to take the risk by sending its players to the UK which is badly affected by the corona virus global pandemic. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has strongly objected to this decision of Hockey India.

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Hockey India has decided to pull out of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Hockey India on Tuesday decided to pull out of the Commonwealth Games, saying there would be only 32 days between the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Asian Games in Hangzhou. Hockey India said in its statement that it does not want to take the risk by sending its players to the UK which is badly affected by the corona virus global pandemic. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has strongly objected to this decision of Hockey India.