Dragflick Newsdesk : The Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) and the FIH Hockey Professional League taking part nations have agreed on a brand new schedule for the fourth season of FIH’s world league celebrating ‘Hockey at its Greatest’.
The season, which is able to run from 28 October 2022 to five July 2023, might be divided right into a sequence of date blocks, agreed by all events, to help with worldwide and home competitors planning, inside which “mini-tournaments” might be performed the place a number of groups will collect in a single venue to play two matches in opposition to one another.
This transfer could have a serious optimistic influence on gamers’ welfare and the atmosphere, due to a considerable discount within the quantity of journey wanted for every staff and the officers. One other nice benefit of this revised format is that it will increase the variety of dates out there for athletes to compete of their home leagues and membership competitions.
FIH CEO Thierry Weil stated:
“The FIH Hockey Professional League continues to be a comparatively ‘younger’ competitors. Due to this fact, it’s our responsibility, along with the taking part nations, to proceed to an everyday evaluation and make changes as acceptable for the enhancement of the expertise. This new schedule might be higher for athletes, higher for hosts, higher for followers and higher for the atmosphere!”
For the primary season with this new schedule, matches might be hosted within the following seven nations: Australia, Argentina, Belgium, England, India, the Netherlands and New Zealand.