Covid hits English hockey team, Ind-Eng women's double-header off

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NEW DELHI: England have had to cancel their travel to India for the double-header FIH Pro League matches scheduled for 2nd and 3rd April in Bhubaneswar due to several members of its women's team testing positive for Covid-19, while some were unavailable due to injuries in the squad. 

However, scheduled games between the Indian men's team and the English will be played as per schedule.

The impending match-up between the two teams was hugely anticipated.

Commenting on the rescheduling the games, Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam said, "It is unfortunate that the England women's hockey team had to cancel their India trip for the weekend matches in Bhubaneswar. We understand these are challenging times for every team as we all continue to battle the pandemic."