Indian hockey player tested positive for Covid, match canceled

The scheduled hockey game between India and South Korea has been called off after an Indian team player returned a positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday. According to the PTI news agency, a source from Hockey India confirmed that the Asian Champions Trophy match was called off after a member of the Indian women’s team tested positive for the deadly disease on Wednesday. The match was to be played in Donghae, South Korea.

The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has yet to release a statement, but it may soon be posted on its official social media account and website. The statement is also expected to clear up the issue of the Indian team’s participation in the rest of the tournament. “Yes, one player has tested positive, so today’s game against Korea has been called off. The AHF will issue a new statement about it,” the source told PTI News Agency.

India’s second game on Tuesday was also called off due to COVID-19 concerns. India’s match against Malaysia was called off after a member of the Malaysian team tested positive for the virus. Malaysian Nurul Faezah Shafiqah Khalim returned a positive test when he arrived in South Korea to play in the Asian Champions Trophy. The entire Malaysian team has been placed in quarantine after the detection of the COVID-19 case. The Indian side could also face similar restrictions.

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Catherine J. Martinez