The Indian males’s hockey staff will start the brand new season of FIH Hockey Professional League towards New Zealand and Spain, as per the schedule for the 2022-23 season of the FIH Professional League launched on Thursday.
India will host New Zealand and Spain within the between October 28 and November 6 this 12 months. India performs New Zealand within the first match on October 28, adopted by the second recreation towards Spain on October 30. The Indians will play their return leg matches towards New Zealand and Spain on October 4 and 6, respectively. In between, each New Zealand and Spain will even play a double-header towards one another on October 29 and November 5.
“Attention-grabbing to see the 2022-23 Professional League schedule launched in the present day. So far as our draw is anxious, it’s effectively spaced out and gives us with apply alternative earlier than the 2023 World Cup,” Indian males’s hockey staff chief coach Graham Reid mentioned.
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India will play Germany and Australia at house in March, 2023. India will face off towards Germany on March 10 and after a day’s break, takes on Australia within the first match of the two-legged tie. The second-leg matches towards Germany and Australia will probably be performed on March 13 and 15, respectively. Germany and Australia, too, will play their FIH Professional League tie towards one another in India.
In what seems to be an action-paced Olympic cycle, India will subsequent embark on a tour to Europe for its away matches towards reigning Olympic Champions Belgium (Might 26 and June 2), Nice Britain (Might 27 and June 3), Netherlands (June 7 and 10) and Argentina (June 8 and 11). Reid lauded FIH for its effort to chop down on travelling, terming the brand new schedule a “good growth” for the league. “FIH is utilizing the expertise of utilising a number of groups in a single location from this 12 months, to supply extra of a standard match really feel,” he mentioned.
“I believe it is is an efficient growth. This will even present a special tactical preparation between video games the place historically the video games towards the identical staff are back-to-back.”