Stadium named after hockey star Rani Rampal, first woman to get this honour

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Rae Bareli's hockey stadium is named after Rani Rampal, the star hockey player of the Indian team. She has become the first woman player from India to achieve this feat.

An overview of the news

  • The name of the hockey stadium has been changed to 'Rani's Girls Hockey Turf' by MCF Rae Bareilly.

  • Rani made a comeback to the Indian team during the tour of South Africa earlier this year, when she was included in the 22-man squad.

  • Rani made a comeback to the squad after last featuring in the FIH Women's Hockey Pro League 2021-22 against Belgium, where she won her 250th cap for India.

  • The 28-year-old Rani had been battling injuries since the Tokyo Olympics and was subsequently dropped from the 2022 World Cup and Commonwealth Games squads.

  • Now she is returning to international hockey again. Rani has been included in the 22-member squad.

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