The Indian men’s hockey team was scheduled to play against Spain on May 15-16, followed by the two-game draw in Germany on May 23-24.

India’s upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League away matches against Spain and Germany later this month have been postponed due to international travel restrictions imposed following the surge in cases COVID-19, the world body (FIH) announced on Tuesday.

The Indian men’s hockey team was scheduled to play against Spain on May 15-16, followed by the two-game draw in Germany on May 23-24.

“The FIH, Hockey India as well as the national hockey associations of Germany, Spain and Great Britain – since the matches originally scheduled for London on May 8 and 9 have also been postponed – are currently examining all potential options for reorganize these matches at a later date, ”the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a statement.

“On behalf of the global hockey community, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) would like to express its support and deep sympathy to the Indian hockey community, and to their families and friends.

“At this very difficult time for India, a country so linked to the history and the current development of hockey, our hearts go out to all Indians,” he added.

Last month, India’s FIH Hockey Pro League matches against Great Britain, scheduled for May 8-9 in London, were postponed following the British government’s decision to add India to the “ red list ” of travel due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in this country.

India recording more than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases and 3,000 deaths per day for quite some time now, most foreign countries including Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, UK United, etc., have suspended international flights from the country.

India are currently fourth in the FIH Pro League standings with 15 points from eight matches behind leading Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

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