All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) League Committee met over video conferencing, on Thursday, to discuss and make determinations regarding the I-League, Indian Women's League (IWL), and the 3rd Division League.
Peru’s first division football clubs will have more than seven weeks to prepare for their return to competition after the COVID-19 hiatus.
In a video conference call conducted by the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), club representatives on Monday approved a timetable that envisages a restart of the Liga 1 Apertura tournament on July 31, reports Xinhua news agency. (via IANS)
Players will undergo testing in the coming days and must initially train individually before moving to small groups. Entire squad training will be permitted from early July.
Peru’s top flight has been suspended since March 12, a day after the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
The Andean country has reported more than 200,000 confirmed cases and over 5,000 deaths resulting from the virus.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill and the sporting arena is no exception. Most of the high profile tournaments including the Tokyo Olympics 2020 stand postponed.
Even the biggest cricketing spectacle on the planet, the Indian Premier League (IPL), stands suspended indefinitely owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, Bundesliga became the first high-profile sporting event to resume after a 65 day period with almost no sporting activity.
A few cricketing boards around the world have only recently granted permission to their players to resume training.
The move to restart sporting leagues and tournaments come after governments are beginning to realise that the coronavirus is here to stay for quite some time and sports among other businesses will need to find a way to co-exist with it.
The virus has already infected more than 7 million people around the world while claiming over 4 lakh lives. There is still no sure shot treatment of the disease and social-distancing, self-isolation and maintenance of basic hand hygiene remain the only potent weapons of protecting oneself from contracting the infection.
(With inputs from IANS)