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Santosh Trophy football final round postponed due to coronavirus

PTI
Published : Mar 10, 2020, 3:37 pm IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2020, 3:37 pm IST

AIFF will monitor the situation and decide on fresh dates later

 2018 Santosh Trophy champions Kerala team with the trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. PTI Photo
  2018 Santosh Trophy champions Kerala team with the trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. PTI Photo

New Delhi: The final round of the Hero Santosh Trophy 2019-20, scheduled to be played in Aizawl, has been postponed in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak.

This comes after a health advisory issued by the government with regards to the Covid19 outbreak. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has written to all the state associations who have qualified for the final round of the championship, informing them of its decision.

 

"As AIFF is more concerned about the safety and health of all the players and officials involved, it has decided to postpone the matches of the final round of the NFC for the Hero Santosh Trophy to be held from 14th to 27th April in Aizawl, Mizoram to later dates," the country's apex football body said.

"AIFF will be monitoring the situation of the coronavirus outbreak and decide on the fresh dates, which will be communicated to all the participants in due course," the letter stated.

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