Junior girls’s hockey nationals postponed resulting from surge in COVID-19 instances

Junior girls’s hockey nationals postponed resulting from surge in COVID-19 instances

The match was scheduled to be held from 3 to 12 April in Simdega, Jharkhand.

Junior women's hockey nationals postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

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New Delhi: The upcoming eleventh junior girls’s hockey nationals have been postponed till additional discover resulting from a surge in COVID-19 instances, the game’s governing physique mentioned on Wednesday.

The match was scheduled to be held from 3 to 12 April in Simdega, Jharkhand.

Following directions and protocols from the district commissioner, Simdega and state authorities, the choice to postpone the championship was taken by Hockey India.

“In mild of the rising variety of COVID-19 instances and after recommendation from the native state authorities, Hockey India in session with the host Hockey Jharkhand arrived on the choice to postpone the eleventh Hockey India Junior Ladies Nationwide Championship 2021…” HI president Gyanendro Ningombam mentioned in a press release.

“Hockey Jharkhand acquired large assist from the state authorities to host the just lately concluded eleventh Hockey India Sub Junior Ladies Nationwide Championship 2021…”

“Nonetheless, with new protocols and pointers within the state to fight the fast rise of instances, it was in the most effective curiosity of the gamers that this choice was taken. For Hockey India, participant security is paramount.”

The match, by which the host workforce was vying to win a hattrick of titles, attracted entries from 26 groups from throughout India.

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