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The Indian team, looking to redeem itself after a poor showing at the FIH Women’s World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain earlier this month, made a tentative start, scoring one goal each in the first two quarters. and before scoring twice in the third. Finally wrapping things up with a goal in the fourth quarter.
The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a major setback as veteran Navjot Kaur tested positive for the Covid-19 virus and will soon leave for home as she was cleared by the medical authorities here.
The team has been in Europe since the start of the month, playing in the FIH Women’s World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain and has traveled to both countries before arriving in London for the Commonwealth Games two weeks ago.
He suffered a major setback when Navjot was tested on arrival in Birmingham on July 25 and the test results showed some deviations. He was re-tested and tested positive for Covid-19 and sent for isolation.
She has now been cleared to travel and will return home soon to further follow the Covid protocol in India.
“Nawjot had tested positive for Covid and was kept in isolation as per the decision of the medical authorities in Birmingham. She has now been cleared to travel and will be leaving for home soon. Sonika will replace him in the Indian team,” Hockey India said in a statement on Saturday.
Navjot Kaur, a key member of the squad, did not play in India’s first match against Ghana on Friday. India started their campaign on a winning note with a 5-0 thrashing of Ghana.
India are in Pool A along with Canada, Wales, Ghana and England and are among the favorites to qualify for the group semi-finals.
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