The Intercontinental Hockey Federation on Thursday prolonged its suspension of all Professional League matches, such as fixtures involving India, to Might seventeen owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to about 9000 deaths across the world. Previous Saturday, the FIH experienced postponed all the Professional League matches scheduled ahead of April fifteen simply because of the pandemic.
“Primarily based on the newest developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and in individual of the response to it by the related general public authorities globally, FIH, with the help of all collaborating Nationwide Associations, has today resolved to prolong the postponement period of time of the FIH Hockey Professional League to seventeen Might,” the sport’s world body claimed in a assertion.
“Consequently, all matches at present scheduled right until seventeen Might are on maintain. FIH will maintain on checking the situation closely, pursuing the suggestions of the Globe Wellness Organization and the conclusions of the general public authorities.”
The Indian men’s team was scheduled to enjoy from Germany in Berlin on April twenty five and 26 ahead of taking on Great Britain in London on Might two and three.
India are then scheduled to host New Zealand on Might 23 and 24 ahead of travelling to Tucuman, Argentina for matches on June 5-6.
India’s final tie in FIH Professional League is from Spain in Valencia on June 13 and fourteen.
New Zealand and Australia experienced currently resolved not to travel to Europe for their approaching games.
The COVID-19 pandemic has so much claimed about 9,000 life and contaminated extra than two,00,000 individuals throughout the world, foremost to cancellation and postponement of sporting occasions across the globe.