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New Delhi, 27 May 2013: The 3rd edition of the Hockey India Senior Men National Championship will be played at Pune, Maharashtra from 28 May-10 June 2013.

National Champions Punjab receiving trophy from Jagadish Shettar (CM, Karnataka) and Arun Jaitly (BJP Leader)

File Photo: 2012 National Champions Punjab receiving trophy from Jagadish Shettar (CM, Karnataka) and Arun Jaitly (BJP Leader) in Bangalore

In 2013 edition of the championship, as many as 38 teams will be participating in the championship which will be played on a league cum knockout basis on the Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium Pimpri and Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune.

This year four new teams including Comptroller and Auditor General, Sports Authority of India, Mumbai Hockey Association Limited and Namdhari XI will participate apart from 34 teams which participated in last edition.

The tournament will commence with the match between Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Tripura in Pool B on 28 May 2013 which will have a total 80 of matches to decide national champions. The eight toppers of eight pool will progress to knock-out stage which will commence with quarter-finals on 8 June followed by semi-finals on 9 June. And the tournament will conclude on 10 June 2013 with 3rd place play off and final matches.

All the 38 teams are divided into eight pools. Defending Champions Punjab have been drawn in Pool A with Delhi, Association of Indian Universities, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh.

Hockey India selectors and Government Observer will be watching the performance of all the players to select the probables for future camps. Hockey India will provide host The Hockey Maharashtra a grant of Rs 20 Lakh for organizing the championship.

The teams have been divided into eight pools-

Pool A– Punjab, Delhi, Association of Indian Universities, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh

Pool B– Air India, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Puducherry, Tripura and Chhattisgarh

Pool C– Karnataka, Services Sports Control Board, Bihar, Goa and Sports Authority of India

Pool D– Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, The Hockey Maharashtra, Andaman & Nicobar and Mumbai Hockey Association Limited

Pool E– Jharkhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Bengal and Comptroller & Auditor General

Pool F– Railways, Hockey Bhopal, Sashastra Seema Bal, Jammu & Kashmir and Namdhari XI

Pool G– Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Kerala

Pool H– Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Assam and Rajasthan

Fixture Day-1 (Tuesday 28 May 2013)

Matches at Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium Pimpri

Pool B- Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy vs Tripura (0700hrs), Air India vs Puducherry (0830hrs)

Pool D- Uttar Pradesh vs Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd (1430hrs), The Hockey Maharashtra vs Andaman & Nicobar (1600hrs)

Matches at Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

Pool F- Railways vs Jammu & Kashmir (0700hrs), Hockey Bhopal vs Sashastra Seema Bal (1430hrs)

Pool H- Chandigarh vs Rajasthan (1600hrs)

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