The prestigious tournament was to be held in South Africa from December 5 to 16.
But following the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa, the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the South African Hockey Federation and the North-West University of Potchefstroom have jointly decided that the tournament “will not be held under the current circumstances”. ‘
FIH CEO Thierry Weil said in a statement: “Everyone’s safety is the first priority at FIH competitions. In addition, several countries, including partner countries, have increased travel restrictions with South Africa. Therefore it is not possible to organize this competition according to the pre-determined schedule.
Forward Lalremsiami, a member of the Indian senior women’s team that finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, was to lead the country’s 18-man squad in the tournament.