Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:16 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:14
A new edition of the FIH Tournament Regulations has been posted today on the FIH website. These new Regulations will come into effect from Monday 13 August and will apply from that date until an update is published.
The new edition of the Regulations has been subject to a major review and follows the format used for the Regulations for the Olympic Games. In particular, the order of each section and appendix has been made more logical and some of the content has been re-worded to make it clearer.
The overall content is therefore much the same as previously, but significant changes have been made to:
The duties and responsibilities of Tournament Directors
Up to 18 players allowed on a squad
Protests and appeals
Other changes to the Regulations include:
Appendix 1: the inclusion of an 'own goal' before it becomes a mandatory experimental rule with effect from January 2013
Appendices 2 and 4: the method of ranking in a pool competition in Rounds 1 and 2 of the FIH World League
The new Regulations can be found here and a copy will be sent to all National Associations competing in Round 1 of FIH World League.