COVID-19 Hits Women’s Asian Champions Trophy: Indian Hockey Player Tests Positive, Match Against Korea Cancelled

India’s match from hosts and defending champions Korea was cancelled.© AFP

A member of the Indian women’s hockey workforce participating in the Asian Champions Trophy has tested favourable for COVID-19, ensuing in the cancellation of its match from hosts and defending champions Korea on Wednesday. Just after a Hockey India resource verified to PTI that a single player has tested favourable, the Asian Hockey Federation as well issued a assertion about the development on its twitter take care of with no elaborating on the aspects of the player anxious. “The Asian Hockey Federation regrets to notify that a favourable Covid take a look at result has been acquired from yesterday’s plan testing for a member of Group India.

“Today’s match at 15:00 amongst Korea and India is hence not having area. Additional information and facts will be furnished shortly,” the AHF tweeted.

Nevertheless, there is no official phrase at this place on what comes about to India’s remaining schedule in the event after this development. The workforce is due to take on China on Thursday in its up coming match.

The pandemic experienced cast its shadow on the event on Monday alone when India’s second match from Malaysia was cancelled due to COVID-linked problems.

Malaysia was forced to be absent from at least the to start with two days of the levels of competition after a single of its players, Nurul Faezah Shafiqah Khalim, tested favourable for COVID-19 on arrival in South Korea.

According to resources, just like Malaysia, the Indian contingent is most likely to undertake quarantine after the favourable result.

Previous edition’s runners-up, India experienced earlier thrashed a lowly Thailand thirteen- with drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scoring 5 goals.


India are the optimum-ranked workforce having portion as they sit ninth in the International Hockey Federation’s women’s rankings.

The Women’s Asian Champions Trophy was initially scheduled for 2020 but was postponed numerous occasions for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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