The Global Hockey Federation on Thursday prolonged its suspension of all Professional League matches, which include fixtures involving India, to May perhaps 17 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to in excess of 9000 fatalities throughout the globe. Very last Saturday, the FIH experienced postponed all the Professional League matches scheduled before April 15 simply because of the pandemic.
“Based mostly on the most recent developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and in specific of the response to it by the appropriate public authorities globally, FIH, with the guidance of all participating National Associations, has these days decided to increase the postponement period of the FIH Hockey Professional League to 17 May perhaps,” the sport’s globe body reported in a assertion.
“Consequently, all matches at present scheduled right until 17 May perhaps are on maintain. FIH will hold on monitoring the predicament intently, following the tips of the Planet Health Firm and the choices of the public authorities.”
The Indian men’s team was scheduled to engage in towards Germany in Berlin on April twenty five and 26 before getting on Excellent Britain in London on May perhaps 2 and 3.
India are then scheduled to host New Zealand on May perhaps 23 and 24 before travelling to Tucuman, Argentina for matches on June five-six.
India’s last tie in FIH Professional League is towards Spain in Valencia on June 13 and 14.
New Zealand and Australia experienced presently decided not to travel to Europe for their forthcoming online games.
The COVID-19 pandemic has so far claimed in excess of nine,000 life and infected more than 2,00,000 folks around the globe, top to cancellation and postponement of sporting activities throughout the globe.