Durga ThakurInternational Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday promoted ace Indian Hockey player Durga Thakur to international outdoor umpire.

FIH’s decision to promote Thakur came following her good performance at the recently-held Hawkes Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

Thakur started her career as an umpire from the third Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Finals) in Bhopal in 2013.

A graduate of NSNIS in 2011, her first international assignment came in 2015 at the double six-Nation Cup in Breda, Netherlands.

She was one of the umpires in the finals of the last National Games.

Thakur is an addition to a crop of young Indian umpires currently officiating at the international level.

(With PTI Inputs)