Hockey National tournament postponed after Corona kills sports, 10 players report positive

Junior Women’s Hockey Championship postponed due to Corona (Photo-Hockey India)

Big shock to women hockey players, 11th Junior Women’s Hockey National Championship postponed due to Corona, Hockey India gave information

new Delhi. The 11th Junior Women’s Hockey National Championship has been postponed in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in the country. Hockey India gave this information on Wednesday. The tournament was to be played from April 3 to 12 in Simdega, Jharkhand. After the Women’s Sub Junior Hockey in Simdega, preparations were in full swing for the Junior Hockey Championship to be held from April 3. Chandigarh’s team was also given a grand welcome on Tuesday, but on Wednesday, five players of the same team were found positive in the Corona investigation

Not only this, the corona infection has been confirmed in a total of 12 people including 6 players and one coach of the Jharkhand team. After this news, the entire district administration and the organizing body of the tournament was stirred up and the Astroturf Stadium was sealed. The players have been ordered for sanitization, isolating them. The district administration has declared the Astroturf Stadium as a containment zone while holding an emergency meeting. Deputy Commissioner Sushant Gaurav has appealed everyone to take precaution. At present, players of all teams coming to Simdega are being investigated. The tournament has been postponed as a precaution. Right now the number of corona patients is expected to increase.

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Players also hit Corona in Patiala and Bengaluru

The Sports Authority of India on Wednesday informed that 30 players and support staff have come to Kovid-19 positive in 741 precautionary tests conducted at National Centers of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru. However, no athletes going with the Tokyo Olympic team are involved in the Kovid-19 cases at both centers. (Input – Shriram Puri)




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