Indian Women’s Hockey team chuck out of the ongoing Asian Championship Trophy. As one of the players from team India tested out positive for the COVID-19 virus. Not only India but Team Malaysia was also forced out to draw themselves out of ATC. As the team, Malaysia is also being struck by the COVID-19 Virus here.
Press Trust of India (PTI) was being told by a Hockey Federation Source that the Indian Women’s team will not be able to fight in the ATC event. This information was out to PTI just a day after India’s match got cancelled against the team China and the host Korea, the defending champions. Which was scheduled on Wednesday (8th of December) and China on Thursday (9th of December) The positive sides are currently under quarantine but there is still no specification of the positive player.
Asian Hockey Federation sources stated that India, the runner-up of the last edition, due to a positive case in their squad, won’t be able to be a part of this tournament anymore.
India earlier with a drag-flicker beat Thailand by 13-0. Where 5 goals came from Gurjit Kaur. India is the highest team taking part. As In the women’s ranking in International Hockey Federation’s, India is at ninth place.
This women’s Asian Championship was put back several times due to this COVID Pandemic, as it was originally scheduled to hold in 2020.