FIH Hockey Pro League matches between India & Great Britain postponed due to COVID-19

Last Modified Thursday, 22 April 2021 (12:57 IST)
Lausanne:The FIH Pro League matches between and Great Britain, scheduled for May 8-9 in London, were on Wednesday postponed due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions.
The postponement follows the recent decision by the UK Government to add India to the red list of countries due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'FIH, Hockey India and Hockey are monitoring the evolution of the situation in the hope of rearranging these matches at a later date,' FIH said in a statement.
 
India will still travel to Europe in May to play the Pro League matches against Spain (May 15-16) and Germany (May 22-23) while Great Britain will host Germany (May 12-13), USA (Women, May 22-23) and Spain (Men, May 22-23).
 
Meanewhile, Australia and New Zealand are continuing their efforts to find a date for the matches between them following the announcement of a trans-Tasman travel bubble this week.
 
The UK government added India to its COVID-19 travel 'red list' on Monday. From April 23 onwards, UK residents arriving from India will have to quarantine in a hotel for 11 nights.Others from India will not be able to travel to the UK at all.
 
India reported its biggest-ever single-day spike at 2,95,041 infections that has pushed the overall tally to 15,616,130, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.
 
The country also registered the highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-related deaths with 2,023 fatalities, pushing the death toll from the deadly infection to 182,570. With the current surge, there are more than 2.1 million active cases across the nation.(UNI)