Asian Champions Trophy

Asian Champions Trophy: India women’s hockey game to South Korea postponed amid Covid-19 concerns.


  • India women’s hockey team postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.
  • India female hockey players beat a shaky Thailand 13-0
  • The Covid-19 pandemic cast its shadow upon the Asian Champions Trophy.

India female hockey players’ match in group play in the Asian Champions Trophy against hosts and reigning champions South Korea was canceled on Wednesday due to concerns over Covid-19. 

“Due to Covid concerns after yesterday’s routine testing, we are saddened to announce that our fixture against South Korea will not be taking place today,” Hockey India announced on Twitter.

The epidemic caused a shadow over the event on Tuesday as India’s second game against Malaysia was postponed due to COVID-related problems. 

Malaysia was required to miss at least the initial two days of competition following one of their players, Nurul Faezah Shafiqah, who was positive for COVID-19 on arrival in South Korea.

The runners-up from last year’s edition, India, thrashed mediocre Thailand 13-0, with drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scoring five goals.

 India is the most highly-ranked team participating as they rank ninth in the Women’s International Hockey Federation rankings.

The Women’s Asian Champions Trophy was initially scheduled for 2020 but was repeatedly postponed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.