The FIH Professional League double-header between the India and England (ladies) was postponed on Tuesday attributable to a COVID-19 outbreak within the British camp. The matches had been scheduled to be performed on April 2 and three on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
FIH mentioned the matches have been postponed “attributable to a excessive variety of COVID instances and accidents affecting the English workforce.”
“FIH, @TheHockeyIndia and @EnglandHockey are monitoring the state of affairs. Additional info shall be given as quickly as out there,” the FIH tweeted.
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“The England ladies’s workforce have needed to cancel their journey to India for the double-header FIH Professional League matches on 2nd and third April attributable to a number of members of the workforce testing constructive for Covid-19 whereas some had been unavailable attributable to accidents within the squad,” Hockey India acknowledged in a communique. The lads’s fixtures between India and England shall be held as deliberate this weekend.
Commenting on the rescheduling, Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam mentioned, “It’s unlucky that the England ladies’s hockey workforce needed to cancel their India journey for the weekend matches in Bhubaneswar. We perceive these are difficult occasions for each workforce as all of us proceed to battle the pandemic,” he added.
The Indian ladies’s workforce is presently third within the league standings, having gained three video games, drawn two and misplaced one.
This isn’t the primary time one in every of India’s Professional League fixtures has been postponed. Earlier this month, the Indian males’s workforce’s matches towards Germany had been postponed following an outbreak of COVID-19 within the German camp.