Unfortunately, within the last few days the Regional authorities in Northern France have imposed water restrictions to preserve valuable water resources at a time of shortage.  This means that water restrictions have been put in place which the City of Lille must follow and these prevent the pitches being watered after 09.00 hrs and before 19.00 hrs.

Our Hosts have worked tirelessly across the past few days to try and get an exemption from these restrictions but it has just been confirmed that the restrictions stay in place.

Taking into account the weather forecast for this weekend and local knowledge about the pitches, you will appreciate that the lack of opportunity to water the pitches during the day means that we cannot rely on the pitches being match worthy.

To avoid disruption to the tournament, a revised match schedule has been prepared and approved by EHF Competitions as follows:

Friday 19 April 2019

09.15h

Pool A

Pitch 1

SK Slavia Prague

vs

Gintra Strekte Uni HC

09.15h

Pool A

Pitch 2

Clydesdale Western HC

vs

HC Rotweiss Wettingen

19.30h

Pool B

Pitch 2

Luzerner SC

vs

Braxgata HC

19.30h

Pool B

Pitch 1

Lille MHC

vs

HC Saint-Petersburg

Saturday 20 April 2019

09.15h

Pool A

Pitch 1

Gintra Strekte Uni HC

vs

HC Rotweiss Wettingen

09.15h

Pool A

Pitch 2

Clydesdale Western HC

vs

SK Slavia Prague

19.30h

Pool B

Pitch 1

Luzerner SC

vs

Lille MHC

19.30h

Pool B

Pitch 2

HC Saint-Petersburg

vs

Braxgata HC

Sunday 21 April 2019

09.15h

Pool A

Pitch 1

SK Slavia Prague

vs

HC Rotweiss Wettingen

09.15h

Pool A

Pitch 2

Gintra Strekte Uni HC

vs

Clydesdale Western HC

19.30h

Pool B

Pitch 1

Lille MHC

vs

Braxgata HC

19.30h

Pool B

Pitch 2

HC Saint-Petersburg

vs

Luzerner SC

Monday 22 April 2019

08.30h

Pitch 1

3rd Pool B

vs

4th Pool A

08.30h

Pitch 2

3rd Pool A

vs

4th Pool B

10.45h

Pitch 1

1st Pool B

vs

2nd Pool A

10.45h

Pitch 2

1st Pool A

vs

2nd Pool B

The EHF would like to extend its sincere thanks to the club, the technical officials and especially to the teams for being so co-operative with these difficult decisions to ensure that the event goes ahead.

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