Lausanne, Apr 24: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday announced that the second edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League is being extended through to June 2021 due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
"Amid grave concern in view of the deadly pandemic across the globe, and in agreement with the 11 participating National Associations (NAs), it was decided to extend the second edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League until June 2021," the FIH said in a statement.
The season two of the Pro League – the annual global League involving teams, both men and women – was initially set to run from January to June 2020. Around one-third of the planned matches were completed between January and early March, before the escalating COVID-19 crisis brought the competition, like almost all major sporting events around the world, to a standstill. Meanwhile, FIH can also announce that the window for Season 3 of the FIH Hockey Pro League will be from September 2021 to June 2022. (UNI)