Indian U-16 football team's exposure trip to Tajikistan cancelled due to coronavirus threat

The U-16 boys, currently the U-15 SAFF Champions, were slated to depart on 5 March to play two friendlies against Tajikistan, the AFC U-16 Championship runners-up.

Press Trust of India March 03, 2020 18:10:49 IST
Indian U-16 football team's exposure trip to Tajikistan cancelled due to coronavirus threat
  • The U-16 boys, currently the U-15 SAFF Champions, were slated to depart on March 5 to play two friendlies against Tajikistan, the AFC U-16 Championship runners-up.

  • The deadly virus, has killed over 3,100 people and infected over 90,000 globally.

  • Virus has wrecked havoc on the international calender of various sporting events across the globe and has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics under doubt.

New Delhi: Indian U-16 football team's exposure trip to Tajikistan has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The U-16 boys, currently the U-15 SAFF Champions, were slated to depart on 5 March to play two friendlies against Tajikistan, the AFC U-16 Championship runners-up.

Indian U16 football teams exposure trip to Tajikistan cancelled due to coronavirus threat

Representational image. AP

"Please note that as directed by the government of the republic of Tajikistan due to the situation around the coronavirus, the citizens of 35 countries including India cannot visit Tajikistan," Tajikistan Football Federation said in an official mail to All India Football Federation (AIFF).

"In view of the above, the friendly matches between our teams stay cancelled."

The deadly virus, which has killed over 3,100 people and infected over 90,000 globally, has wrecked havoc on the international calender of various sporting events across the globe and has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics under doubt.

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