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Covid-hit India May Not Send Team to Spain, Germany

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Indian males’s hockey staff could not ship for the FIH Hockey Pro League matches in Spain and Germany on account of a spike in coronavirus within the nation.

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  • Last Updated:May 03, 2021, 21:31 IST
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The Indian males’s hockey staff participation within the upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League matches in Spain and Germany is uncertain on account of a spike in coronavirus within the nation, an official connected with the nationwide staff mentioned on Monday.

“Since Germany has restricted travellers from India, as of now, on account of a surge in Covid-19 circumstances within the nation, it might be tough to compete within the Hockey Pro League matches in Hamburg on May 22 and 23,” the official instructed IANS.

Last month, Great Britain had banned travellers from India on account of a spike in Coronavirus circumstances. It pressured the nationwide males’s hockey staff to cancel its tour to play FIH Hockey Pro League matches in London on May eight and 9.

“To additional assist gamers polish their aggressive abilities, Hockey India was trying to ship the staff to Europe. The nationwide squad was additionally presupposed to compete in Spanish leg of FIH Hockey Pro League matches in Valencia on May 15 and 16. But that too appears uncertain now,” mentioned the official.

Last month, the Indian staff competed within the Argentina leg of FIH Hockey Pro League matches. The staff performed a sequence of observe matches towards the 2016 Olympic champions on their residence turf.

The core group of 33 gamers are at the moment coaching on the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru.

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