Cricket

Coronavirus Outbreak: WFI cancels U-15 nationals as UWW suspends all events till 30 June

  • Press Trust of India
  • April 8th, 2020
  • 11:34:16 IST

The national wrestling federation, WFI, on Tuesday cancelled the upcoming Under-15 national championship after world governing body UWW directed all members to cancel domestic events and also announced cancellation of all international tournaments planned until 30 June.

United World Wrestling (UWW) also announced that the remaining Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers shall be organised in 2021 in the same period as in 2020 but there could be minor adjustments to the exact dates.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

There are two qualification events — Asian and World — to secure the remaining Olympic quotas.

India has booked quotas in four categories — Bajrang Punia (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Deepak Punia (86kg) and Vinesh Phogat (women's 53kg).

"The same organisers as originally planned will stage remaining qualifiers," UWW said after a meeting of its Executive Board.

"All UWW Championships planned until 30th June 2020 are postponed to a later date to be decided in consultation with the concerned organisers. All international tournaments planned until 30th June 2020 are cancelled," it added.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told PTI that there was no threat to the senior national championship, planned in Gonda, UP, in December.

"We had not yet decided the venue for U-15 nationals but now it stands cancelled after UWW asked all federations to cancel nationals. There is still time for U-23 nationals in September and the senior nationals, we can decide on that as per the situation," Tomar said.

Updated Date: April 08, 2020 11:34:16 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic
long reads

In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic

Conditions that have always been tough for the women who ply the trade in Mexico City — violence by clients and gangs who prey on prostitutes and shakedowns by corrupt police — got even worse during the pandemic.

India reports highest single-day spike of over 1.15 lakh new COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 1,28,01,785
India

India reports highest single-day spike of over 1.15 lakh new COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 1,28,01,785

A total of 1,15,736 infections were reported in a day, while the toll rose to 1,66,177 with 630 new fatalities, the Union health ministry's data showed

India reports 1,26,789 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike since pandemic
India

India reports 1,26,789 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike since pandemic

Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in row, the count of active cases has gone up to 9,10,319, which is 7.04% of the total count