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COVID hits girls’s ACT: Indian hockey participant assessments sure, fit in opposition to Korea cancelled

A member of the Indian girls’s hockey staff collaborating within the Asian Champions Trophy has examined sure for COVID-19, ensuing within the cancellation of its subsequent two fits in opposition to protecting champions Korea and China respectively.

Whilst India have been agenda to tackle hosts Korea on Wednesday, they have been slated to fulfill China on Thursday.

After a Hockey India supply showed to PTI that one participant has examined sure, the Asian Hockey Federation too issued a remark concerning the building on its twitter maintain with out elaborating on the main points of the participant involved.

“The Asian Hockey Federation regrets to tell {that a} sure Covid take a look at consequence has been gained from the day gone by’s regimen trying out for a member of Crew India.

“These days’s fit at 15:00 between Korea and India is subsequently now not going down. Additional data will likely be supplied quickly,” the AHF tweeted.

The staff was once because of tackle China on Thursday in its subsequent fit nevertheless it was once also known as off preserving in thoughts the well being and protection of the gamers.

“With the well being and protection of the gamers being paramount, the Indian Ladies’s Hockey Crew’s fit in opposition to China on ninth December won’t happen,” Hockey India tweeted later within the day.

🚨 UPDATE 🚨

With the well being and protection of the gamers being paramount, the Indian Ladies’s Hockey Crew’s fit in opposition to China on ninth December won’t happen.#IndiaKaGame

— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 8, 2021

The pandemic had solid its shadow at the match on Monday itself when India’s 2nd fit in opposition to Malaysia was once cancelled because of COVID-related problems.

Malaysia was once compelled to be absent from no less than the primary two days of the contest after one in every of its gamers, Nurul Faezah Shafiqah Khalim, examined sure for COVID-19 upon arrival in South Korea.

In step with resources, identical to Malaysia, the Indian contingent is prone to go through quarantine after the sure consequence.

Final version’s runners-up, India had previous thrashed a lowly Thailand 13-0 with drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scoring 5 objectives.

India are the highest-ranked staff collaborating as they sit down 9th within the Global Hockey Federation’s girls’s ratings.

The Ladies’s Asian Champions Trophy was once at the beginning scheduled for 2020 however was once postponed more than one instances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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