India, to host, South Asian
October 27 2013 10:56 PM
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The office bearers of the South Asian Handball Federation during a meeting in Doha yesterday.
The office bearers of the South Asian Handball Federation during a meeting in Doha yesterday.

South Asian Men’s Handball Championship will be held in India in March next year. The above decision was taken in a meeting of South Asian Handball Federation (SAHF) held on the sidelines of the International Handball Federation (IHF) Ordinary Congress in Doha, yesterday.

“We have decided to hold the SAF men’s championship in India in mid of March. The name of the city for the championship will be decided between New Delhi and Lucknow later,” said SAHF secretary general SM Bali.

It was also decided in the meeting to hold Under-21 men’s championship in Pakistan and Under-15 SAF championship in Nepal from January 15-19. Vice president of the SAHF AKM Nurul Fazal Bulbul chaired the meeting.

South Asian Handball Federation Treasurer Anandeshwar Pandey, President of Nepal Handball Association Tej Gurung, president of Pakistan Handball Federation Muhammad Shafiq, representatives of the Afghanistan and Sri Lankan federations were also present on the occasion.

Bhutan has also joined the SAHF to boost handball activities in the region.

Russia and Slovakia have been awarded the rights to host the Women’s Junior World Championship and Women’s Youth World Championship 2016, respectively.

This decision was taken on the second day of the Ordinary Congress of the International Handball Federation (IHF). Georgia also got the rights to hold the 2017 Men’s Youth World Championship.

A further point on the agenda of the Congress in the capital of Qatar was the admission of 18 new members into the handball family, which is counting now 199 members. On the final day of the IHF Congress the Danish Handball Association was honoured with the Hans Baumann Trophy.

Finally the old and new IHF-President closed the XXXIV Ordinary IHF Congress by thanking Qatar for hosting this event. The next IHF Ordinary Congress will take place in Budapest, Hungary in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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