All football tournaments in the country suspeded by AIFF till March 31


Sports, Football

The suspension will come into effect from Sunday

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel with India captain Sunil Chhetri at his side at a press conforence. PTI Photo

New Delhi: Taking cue from FIFA, the world governing body for football, which had advised all national federations to stop football action immediately in view of coronavirus, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday suspended tournaments at all levels, including the flagship I-League, till March 31.

The suspension will come into effect from Sunday.

"Adhering to the advisories issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and directives from several State Governments, besides FIA, all footballing activities under the aegis of AIFF stay suspended till March 31, 2020," the country's apex football body said in a statement.

The coronavirus outbreak has led to ether cancellation or postponement of many sports events across the world.