India to host Netherlands Women's Hockey team on April 8-9

Hockey India will host the defending Champions and World no.1 Netherlands Women's Hockey Team for the double-header FIH Pro League matches on April 8-9 to be played at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

Indian Women and the Netherlands were originally scheduled to play on February 19 -20, however the matches had to be postponed following the visiting team's concern over negative intercontinental travel advice received from KNHB (Royal Dutch Hockey Association) Medical Committee and the NOC medical staff.

Welcoming the Netherlands Women's Hockey Team's decision to travel to India for the matches now scheduled on April 8-9, Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said, "As hosts, we are happy to welcome the Dutch National Women's Team to participate in the FIH Pro League matches here in India in April. No doubt, there is a lot of excitement among the Indian team players as they will be playing the World