Hockey: India’s Deepa Kumari given international outdoor umpire status

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India’s Deepa Kumari has been accorded an ‘international outdoor umpire status’ by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).Umpiring Committee.While announcing Deepa’s elevation on Saturday, Hockey India (HI) congratulated her and said that “it’s a proud day for Indian hockey”.

“It’s a proud day for Indian Hockey and everyone at Hockey India would like to congratulate Deepa Kumari for this achievement,”HI secretary general Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad said in a statement.”Her outstanding performance as an Umpire in the last many years has helped her with this recognition by the FIH Umpiring Committee and today I am sure she would be elated for being promoted to an FIH International Umpire.”

who started her umpiring career in 2010, officiated many domestic tournaments in India. Her international umpiring career includes the recently culminated Hawke’s Bay Cup besides the 2013 U-16 Girls Asia Cup.

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