Following the latest information and recommendations from the World Health Organization and the decisions taken by a number of governments and local authorities around the world regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and all participating National Associations (NAs) have decided to put all FIH Hockey Pro League matches currently scheduled until 15 April on hold, with immediate effect. Also Read - Dream11 Team Prediction New Zealand vs Spain FIH Pro League Men’s 2020 - Hockey Tips For Today's FIH Pro Match 1 NZ vs SPA at Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch 12:00 PM IST
“Together with the National Associations involved, I think we’ve taken the appropriate decision in order to enable teams to play important high-level matches later in the season – especially considering their preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – if the situation improves, while supporting the measures taken globally to avoid spreading of COVID-19,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil said. Also Read - FIH Unveils New Match-Based World Ranking System For 2020
“In the meantime, we will keep on monitoring the global evolution of the situation closely, following the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the decisions of the public authorities.” Also Read - India Men's Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh Nominated For FIH Player of The Year Award
Furthermore, FIH and the 11 National Associations concerned have agreed that no matches will be played after the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Depending on the evolution of the situation and the decisions of the public authorities, every match which can be organized between late April and before the Olympics, shall be played.
– (FIH Media Release)