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KDHA all out to revive hockey in Kandy

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Today, sportsmen and women at school and at club level are concerned due to the non activities of the game in the region.

There are over 15 hockey clubs in Kandy but the COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with the game halted both at school and club level.

Hockey in Kandy dates as far back as 1907 when the Indian Rajput Regiment, one of the oldest infantry regiments of the Indian Army occupied the Kandy Military Barracks, currently known as the Police Ground.

During that time, St. Anthony’s College was housed at the present St. Sylvester’s College premises and they used the Military Barracks Square for all their sports.

As the years rolled by, hockey flourished in Kandy with several schools in and around Kandy taking to the game.

At club level there are many teams competing in the game. Today, hockey in Kandy, under the leadership of R. Maheswaran is on a good footing.

But they lack a proper venue to play the game as only the Campus Ground is available for the game.

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