Kingston, Aug 19 IANS | 4 months ago

Jamaica will be hosting round one of the Hockey World League at the newly-laid multi-million dollar artificial turf at the Mona Hockey Field in St Andrew from Sep 30 to Oct 5.

The tournament will feature Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and host Jamaica.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World League is split into four rounds that will last over a two-year cycle. The first cycle World League will serve as the qualifier for the World Cup and in the next cycle it is the qualifier for the Olympics.

Jamaica Hockey Federation's organising committee chairman Victor Tomlinson said the tournament will raise the profile of the sport in Jamaica. Jamaica's newly laid artificial hockey turf has been installed at a cost in excess of USD 25 million.

(Posted on 19-08-2014)

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