Indian girls’s hockey workforce captain Rani Rampal confirmed that the upcoming tour of China has been cancelled as a consequence of coronavirus.
- Final Up to date: February 7, 2020, 3:04 PM IST
New Delhi: The Indian girls’s hockey workforce’s upcoming tour of China has been cancelled as a consequence of lethal coronavirus outbreak, leaving Hockey India scrambling to discover a new opponent.
The workforce was presupposed to be in China from March 14 to 25 as a part of their preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“As a result of outbreak of coronavirus, we aren’t going to China,” captain Rani Rampal informed IANS on Friday. “So now our coaches are planning one thing with Hockey India to play one other workforce as a replacement.”
The event comes because the toll in China because of the fast-spreading virus elevated to 636, with 31,161 confirmed circumstances, China’s Nationwide Well being Fee stated on Friday morning.
“We are going to get to know each time we get to play in opposition to a rustic. For now, we’ve got a one week break after which we’ve got a coaching camp of 4 weeks,” the Indian captain added.
“Hockey India are hoping to finalise an opponent by the tip of subsequent week,” stated CEO Elena Norman. “We’re in talks with a couple of federations. I can not say something extra in the mean time until we get a decisive reply from them. We hope we’ll get that by the tip of subsequent week,” she stated.
With Hockey India deciding to not enter the workforce within the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Professional League, they should make do with the take a look at sequence in opposition to groups that aren’t concerned within the competitors.