FIH releases guidelines for resumption of hockey


Karachi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released guidelines to its member nations to start activities with safety measures and precautions, ARY Sports reported today.

The guidelines were posted on the FIH website on Tuesday and are lined up as per WHO which must be followed by the coaching staff, management, and ground staff along with the players.

The guidelines also include a risk management chart for all hockey organizations are advised to adhere, there are also guidelines for organizers of international events once there is a return to international competition.

“With the progression of the virus at different stages across the globe, the guidelines should be used by Continental Federations, National Associations and clubs, alongside local laws and policies, providing their own bespoke guidelines for hockey providers within their area,” FIH said in a statement.

“Everyone involved in the sport must fully adhere to these guidelines in order to return to the field,” it added.

“Players and officials should avoid shaking hands. Sanitize your hands before entering the field. Don’t go near each other unnecessarily during the game. Avoid going to the field when you are unwell. The health and fitness of the players and officials is the top priority.”