The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) would like to inform that the National Women’s Special Project Squad will not be playing against China in the opening match of the Asian Champions Trophy (Women) 2021 which opens tomorrow, 5 December to 12 December 2021.
The original schedule of the match saw the national women’s team supposed to meet China tomorrow at 9.30am Malaysian time but a string of national teams were ordered to undergo mandatory quarantine after one of the players tested Positive Covid-19, the organizers have decided that Malaysia is not allowed to play tomorrow.
The development was informed by the National Women’s Special Project Squad Team Manager, Siti Noor Amarina Ruhani who is currently in close contact with the organizers to get an idea of the status of the national team in Donghae.
MHC in the meantime also respects the decision taken by the organizers who certainly want to ensure the safety and health of all parties involved in the tournament as well as having to comply with every guidelines and instructions issued by the country’s authorities.
The National Women’s Special Project Squad is currently undergoing a mandatory quarantine process after on December 1, Nurul Faezah Shafiqah Khalim, was confirmed positive for Covid-19 as a result of a smear test conducted after the national team arrived in Donghae Korea on November 29.
However, Nurul Faezah and the entire national team (players, coaching staff and Technical Director of Development and MHC Special Project Squad) are now in good health and do not show any symptoms, signs or symptoms of Covid-19.
MHC is currently working with the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) to find the best solution in finding a solution to the situation experienced by the national women’s squad.
MHC will also continue to monitor and get the latest developments of the National Women’s Special Project Squad in Donghae Korea and any latest information obtained will be shared to all parties.