International Hockey Federation extend second season of Pro League after postponement of matches amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Season 2 of the Pro League was set to run from January to June 2020 and around one-third of the matches were completed by early March before the escalating COVID-19 crisis brought the competition to a standstill

Press Trust of India April 24, 2020 18:53:34 IST
International Hockey Federation extend second season of Pro League after postponement of matches amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday extended the second edition of its prestigious Pro League by one year till June 2021 after a slew of matches were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Hockey Federation extend second season of Pro League after postponement of matches amidst COVID19 pandemic

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Season 2 was set to run from January to June 2020 and around one-third of the matches were completed by early March before the escalating COVID-19 crisis brought the competition to a standstill.

The FIH said the decision was reached after agreement with 11 participating countries, including India.

India are currently fourth on the table with 10 points from two wins and as many number of losses and draws behind Belgium, Australia and the Netherlands.

"Due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 global health pandemic, and in agreement with the 11 participating National Associations (NAs), the second edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League is being extended through to June 2021," the FIH said in a release.

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