New Delhi, June 30: In yet another sporting event comes to halt as the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) on Monday decided to postpone SAFF Championship to 2021 in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The football championship was slated to take place in Bangladesh in September this year. However, due to the threat posed by the deadly virus, the member associations' General Secretaries made the decision to postpone the event.
On Monday, the SAFF in the Facebook post stated, "Taking everything into account SAFF has decided to postpone SAFF Championship to 2021." The SAFF had held a meeting on Monday with its Member Association's General Secretaries regarding SAFF Competitions this year - The competitions are, SAFF Championship, SAFF U-15 Championship, SAFF U-15 Women's Championship, and SAFF U-18 Women's Championship.
"Anwarul Huq, General Secretary of SAFF, welcomed everyone and thanked them for their time. The respective General Secretaries gave their valuable insights regarding COVID-19 challenges and opinions regarding the competitions," it said.
Speaking about the Youth Competitions, the post further added that "it is been postponed till the next review meeting in early September when after reassessing the COVID-19 scenario a decision will be taken."