Football: Indian Women’s League Scheduled in Odisha Postponed due to COVID-19 Surge

The Indian Women’s League, scheduled to be held in Odisha later this month, was on Tuesday, postponed indefinitely in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the All India Football Federation said. The AIFF said it will take a decision on the fate of the tournament at a later date. Earlier, the AIFF had said that the tournament would have to be held in May at the latest. Also Read – Maharashtra Sees Coronavirus Spike of 55,469 Cases, 297 Deaths; Pune, Mumbai Remain Worst-hit Districts

“The Hero Indian Women’s League scheduled to be held in Odisha later this month has been postponed until further notice,” the AIFF said in a release. The AIFF said the decision was taken after discussion with Odisha Sports over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state while also keeping in mind the safety and security of the players and officials.” Also Read – Kunal Kamra And His Parents Test Positive For COVID-19, Riteish Deshmukh Sends Him ‘Best Wishes’

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“The AIFF along with Odisha Sports and the participating teams will be taking a stock of the situation once the health parameters improve,” it said. The development came three days after the AIFF announced the postponement of the play-off matches of the same tournament. The play-off matches were earlier scheduled to start in the national capital from Wednesday. Also Read – Delhi Registers 5,100 New COVID-19 Cases, Government Imposes Night Curfew Till April 30

COVID-19 cases in Odisha have been on the rise with more than 500 cases on Monday and Tuesday. The state reported 588 new cases on Tuesday after 573 infections on Monday.

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