The Indian males’s hockey group was scheduled to play in opposition to Spain on May 15 and 16, adopted by the two-leg tie in Germany on May 23 and 24
India’s upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League away fixtures in opposition to Spain and Germany later this month have been postponed because of the worldwide journey restrictions imposed in the wake of surging COVID-19 circumstances, the world physique (FIH) knowledgeable on Tuesday.
The Indian males’s hockey group was scheduled to play in opposition to Spain on May 15 and 16, adopted by the two-leg tie in Germany on May 23 and 24.
“FIH, Hockey India as well as the Hockey National Associations of Germany, Spain and Great Britain – since the matches initially planned in London on 8-9 May were also postponed – are currently looking at all potential options to rearrange these matches at a later date,” the International Hockey Federation (FIH) mentioned in a press release.
“On behalf of the global hockey community, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) would like to express its support and strong sympathy to the Indian hockey community, as well as their families and friends.
“At this very arduous time for India, a rustic a lot linked to the historical past in addition to the present growth of hockey, our ideas are with all Indian individuals,” it added.
Last month, India’s FIH Hockey Pro League matches in opposition to Great Britain, scheduled for May 8-9 in London, had been postponed following the UK authorities’s choice so as to add India to the journey ‘crimson checklist’ because of the 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 overseas international locations, together with Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, UK and so on, have suspended worldwide flights from the nation.
India is presently fourth in the FIH Pro League standings with 15 factors from eight matches behind Netherlands, Germany and leaders Belgium.