COVID-19 effect: India’s FIH Pro League matches in Europe postponed

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India’s upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League away fixtures towards Spain and Germany later this month have been postponed because of the worldwide journey restrictions imposed in the wake of surging COVID-19 instances in the Asian nation, the world physique (FIH) knowledgeable on Tuesday.

The Indian males’s hockey crew was scheduled to play towards 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) stated in a press release.

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

“At this very hard time for India, a country so much linked to the history as well as the current development of hockey, our thoughts are with all Indian people,” it added.

Last month, India’s FIH Hockey Pro League matches towards Great Britain, scheduled for May 8-9 in London, had been postponed following the UK authorities’s resolution so as to add India to the journey ‘red list’ because of the surging COVID-19 instances there.

With India recording greater than 3 lakh COVID-19 instances and three,000 deaths every day for fairly a while now, a lot of the overseas nations, 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.

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