The postponed FIH Ladies’s Junior World Cup scheduled to be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa can be organised from April 2 to 13, the Worldwide Hockey Federation mentioned on Monday.
The Indoor World Cup was scheduled to be held in Liège, Belgium from February 2 to six.
The selections had been taken throughout a digital assembly of the FIH.
The transfer to cancel the FIH Indoor World Cup was made on the idea of the present well being scenario in Belgium amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after in depth consultations and suggestions from all competent authorities within the nation.
The Ladies’s Junior Phrase Cup, which was initially scheduled to be performed in December final 12 months, needed to be put “on maintain” as a result of outbreak of the Omicron variant.
FIH Ladies’s Junior World Cup to be performed in South Africa in April 2022. Sadly, the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup is cancelled as a result of present well being scenario and the uncertainties as a result of evolution of the Omicron variant.
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“Because the postponement of this occasion, we’ve been in everlasting contact with the South African Hockey Affiliation.
“Based mostly on the stories concerning the present evolution of the well being scenario within the nation, the EB has confirmed its determination from its December assembly, particularly that the event ought to be postponed, and never cancelled – and that South Africa ought to have precedence for internet hosting it,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil mentioned in an announcement.
“We’re conscious that the brand new dates are difficult for some nations, particularly due to Ramadan or the European membership calendar, nevertheless it was important for FIH to totally help the want of the athletes to play. We’re trying ahead to an amazing occasion with hockey’s feminine rising stars.”
The primary FIH Hockey Professional League matches of the 12 months, involving the ladies’s groups of China and India, will happen on January 31 and February 1 in Oman.