Deepak Joshi promoted to FIH Promising List (Outdoor Hockey) umpires
Deepak Joshi from India has been promoted to the FIH Promising List (Outdoor Hockey) umpires. It was announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on May 19, 2018. Joshi hails from Haldwani, Uttarakhand and was a former national-level hockey player for his state team. He switched to umpiring in 2010-11 after completing his Diploma in Sports Coaching from the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala. His hard-work and determination in this field saw him being considered for the Hockey India National Championships in 2013 when he was assigned his first assignment. With the support of the Hockey India 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, Netherlands. Apart from this, he has been assigned the duties of umpire in some major tournaments like the Uttar Pradesh Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup Lucknow 2016, Hero Men’s Asia Cup 2017 and the recently concluded Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia.