FIH Sorry For Clock Howler During Indian Women

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Birmingham: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday apologised for the clock controversy that took place during the Indian women’s team’s semifinal loss against Australia at the Commonwealth Games, saying it would “thoroughly review” the incident.Also Read – LIVE | India at Birmingham, Day 9: Harman & Co. Opt to Bat; Boxer Nitu Ghanghas Enters Final

Australia’s Rosie Malone, who missed her first attempt during the penalty shootout, was gifted another chance as the eight second countdown on the scoreboard hadn’t started. The forward did not miss the second time, putting her side in the lead. Also Read – LIVE India vs England Semi-final, CWG 2022 Score and Updates: India Opt To Bat, Check Playing 11’s

Here is how it happened watch video: Also Read – India Women vs England Women Semi-final CWG 2022 Cricket Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch

The Indians eventually lost the semifinal 0-3 in the shootout after both teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time as the crowd booed the technical officials for the decision.

“In the semi-final match of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games between Australia and India (Women), the penalty shootout started mistakenly too early (the clock was not yet ready to operate), for which we apologise,” FIH said in a statement.

“The process in place for such situations is that the penalty shootout has to be retaken, which was done. This incident will be thoroughly reviewed by the FIH in order to avoid any similar issues in the future,” the statement added.

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