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From Athletics To Tennis: List Of Sports Events Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak In India

Here's a look at all sports events affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in India

From Athletics To Tennis: List Of Sports Events Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak In India
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From Athletics To Tennis: List Of Sports Events Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak In India
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2020-03-14T18:17:08+0530

A government directive issued on Thursday asked for fans to be kept away from all action to prevent the pandemic from spreading.

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The directive ensured that the remaining two ODIs between India and South Africa in Lucknow and Kolkata, the Indian Super League football tournament final in Goa, and the last day of the Ranji Trophy summit clash in Rajkot will be played in front of empty stadiums, an unprecedented turn of events in Indian sports.

Here's a list of the updated list (March 14) of sports events affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in India in alphabetic order:

ATHLETICS:

*Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships to be held in Bhopal from April 6-8 postponed. 

BADMINTON:

*India Open in New Delhi suspended till April 12.

BASKETBALL:

*FIBA 3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament from March 18 to 22 in Bengaluru postponed.

CHESS:

*All national tournaments postponed till May 31.

CRICKET:

*Start of Indian Premier League postponed from March 29 to April 15. Delhi government bans all sporting activity for a month.

*ODI series between India and South Africa called off.

*All domestic games suspended.

*Ranji Trophy final on March 13 to be played without spectators.

*Road Safety World Series from March 7-22 in Mumbai and Pune cancelled.

FOOTBALL:

*Indian Super League final between ATK FC and Chennaiyin FC in Goa on March 14 to be held in empty stadium.

*All football tournaments suspended till March 31.

*FIFA World Cup qualifier match between India and Qatar in Bhubaneswar on March 26 postponed.

*FIFA World Cup qualifier match between India and Afghanistan on June 9 in Kolkata postponed.

*Final round of Santosh Trophy matches in Aizawl from April 14-27 postponed.

*Remaining 28 matches of I-League to be played in empty stadiums.

GOLF:

*India Open from March 19-22 in New Delhi postponed.

*All tournaments of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) from March 16 postponed indefinitely. 

MOTOR SPORTS:

*South India Rally, which doubles up as the opening round of FIA Asia-Pacific Championship, to be held without spectators from March 20-22 in Chennai. 

PARA SPORTS:

*All national and state championships postponed till April 15. 

SHOOTING:

*ISSF World Cup for Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun in New Delhi March 15-25 postponed.

TENNIS:

*All domestic tournament cancelled.

(With PTI inputs)

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