The FIH Hockey Pro League matches between India and the UK, scheduled for May 8-9 in London, were postponed on Wednesday following the British government’s decision to add India to the “red list” for travel.
“FIH, Hockey India and the United Kingdom hockey are watching the situation develop in the hope of rescheduling these matches later,” the FIH said in a statement.
India will still travel to Europe in May to play Pro League matches against Spain (May 15-16) and Germany (May 22-23), while the United Kingdom will host Germany (May 12-13), USA ( women, May 22-23) and Spain (men, May 22-23).
Australia and New Zealand continue their efforts to find a date for the matches between them after the announcement of a balloon for a trip through Tasman this week.
On Monday, the UK government added India to its “red list” for COVID-19 travel. From 23 April onwards, UK residents arriving from India will have to quarantine at a hotel for 11 nights.
Others from India will not be able to travel to the UK at all.
In the last 24 hours, India has registered a total of 2,95,041 new infections, while active cases have crossed the 21-mark mark.