India’s away fixtures in opposition to Spain and Germany postponed as a result of journey restrictions-Sports activities Information , Alenz

India’s away fixtures in opposition to Spain and Germany postponed as a result of journey restrictions-Sports activities Information , Alenz

The Indian males’s hockey workforce was scheduled to play in opposition to Spain on 15 and 16 Might, adopted by the two-leg tie in Germany on 23 and 24 Might.

FIH Hockey Pro League: India's away fixtures against Spain and Germany postponed due to travel restrictions

File picture of Indian males’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh. Hockey India

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

The Indian males’s hockey workforce was scheduled to play in opposition to Spain on 15 and 16 Might, adopted by the two-leg tie in Germany on 23 and 24 Might.

“FIH, Hockey India in addition to the Hockey Nationwide Associations of Germany, Spain and Nice Britain for the reason that matches initially deliberate in London on 8-9 Might had been additionally postponed – are at present all potential choices to rearrange these matches at a later date,” the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) mentioned in an announcement.

“On behalf of the worldwide hockey neighborhood, the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) want to categorical its help and robust sympathy to the Indian hockey neighborhood, in addition to their households and buddies.

“At this very exhausting time for India, a rustic a lot linked to the historical past in addition to the present improvement of hockey, our ideas are with all Indian folks,” it added.

Final month, India’s FIH Hockey Professional League matches in opposition to Nice Britain, scheduled for 8-9 Might in London, had been postponed following the UK authorities’s determination so as to add India to the journey ‘purple record’ 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, many of the overseas international locations, together with Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, UK and many others, have suspended worldwide flights from the nation.

India is at present fourth within the FIH Professional League standings with 15 factors from eight matches behind Netherlands, Germany and leaders Belgium.


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