International 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)