May 13, 2021

COVID-19 surge | India’s FIH Pro League matches in Europe postponed


The Indian males’s hockey staff was scheduled to play towards Spain on Might 15 and 16, adopted by the two-leg tie in Germany on Might 23 and 24

India’s upcoming FIH Hockey Professional League away fixtures towards Spain and Germany later this month have been postponed as a result of worldwide journey restrictions imposed within the wake of surging COVID-19 circumstances, the world physique (FIH) knowledgeable on Tuesday.

The Indian males’s hockey staff was scheduled to play towards Spain on Might 15 and 16, adopted by the two-leg tie in Germany on Might 23 and 24.

“FIH, Hockey India in addition to the Hockey Nationwide Associations of Germany, Spain and Nice Britain – for the reason that matches initially deliberate in London on 8-9 Might had been additionally postponed – are at the moment taking a look at all potential choices to rearrange these matches at a later date,” the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) mentioned in an announcement.

“On behalf of the worldwide hockey neighborhood, the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) wish to specific its help and robust sympathy to the Indian hockey neighborhood, in addition to their households and pals.

“At this very exhausting time for India, a rustic a lot linked to the historical past in addition to the present improvement of hockey, our ideas are with all Indian folks,” it added.

Final month, India’s FIH Hockey Professional League matches towards Nice Britain, scheduled for Might 8-9 in London, had been postponed following the UK authorities’s resolution so as to add India to the journey ‘pink checklist’ as a result of surging COVID-19 circumstances there.

With India recording greater than 3 lakh COVID-19 circumstances and three,000 deaths each day for fairly a while now, many of the international nations, together with Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, UK and so on, have suspended worldwide flights from the nation.

India is at the moment fourth within the FIH Professional League standings with 15 factors from eight matches behind Netherlands, Germany and leaders Belgium.



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