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India's Joshi promoted to FIH Promising List of umpires

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's was today promoted to the Promising List (Outdoor Hockey) umpires.

The International Federation (FIH) announced the decision today.

Joshi hails from Haldwani, Uttarakhand and was a former national-level for his state team.

However, the 29-year-old decided to switch to in 2010-11 after completing his Diploma in Coaching from the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

His hard-work and determination in this field saw him being considered for the National Championships in 2013 when he was assigned his first assignment.

With the support of the Hockey Umpiring, Technical and Competitions Committee, Joshi excelled in the domestic circuit and was rewarded with a chance to umpire at the international level in 2015 when he officiated in the U21 6-Nations Tournament in Breda,

Joshi did not look back after getting recognised by the Hockey Umpiring, as one of the top young umpires in the country.

He has been assigned the duties of umpire in some major tournaments like the Uttar Pradesh Junior Men's 2016, Hero Men's Asia Cup 2017 and the recently concluded in

However, Joshi believes that there is still a long way to go in his journey which started only five years ago.

I am very honoured to have been promoted to the Promising List (Outdoor Hockey). It has been a great learning curve for me in the past six-seven years and I would like to credit and its Umpiring, for providing the right support and facilities," Joshi said.

Congratulating Joshi, Hockey India's Secretary General, Mushtaque Ahmad said, I would like to extend my congratulations to on being promoted to FIH's Promising List. It brings me immense joy to see that India is being represented strongly on the International circuit when it comes to umpires.

"We have been focusing on providing a platform for young umpires like Deepak to excel and contribute to the hockey revolution both in the country and abroad.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:40 IST