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Saaf Championship deferred by a year

  • Published at 10:02 pm June 29th, 2020
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Initially the tournament was supposed to held in Bangladesh from September 19 to September 30 and also mark the birth centennial of the father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Another big sporting event is deferred with the effect of Covid-19 pandemic as Saff Championship, the top football tournament of South Asia, will be held on next year instead of the current year.

Initially the tournament was supposed to held in Bangladesh from September 19 to September 30 and also mark the birth centennial of the father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But, on Monday, the AFC decided to defer it following a video meeting.

On Monday, general secretary of South Asian Football Federation, Anwarul Haque Helal informed through a video message that the tournament is deferred.

“Today [Monday] we discussed with the representatives of the Saff countries. We talked about Saff calender. We have decided to postpone the Saff tournament that was supposed to be held this year at Dhaka, till the next year. We will finalise the new schedule in our next discussion,” said Helal.

“We will discuss about the age-level tournament in September. We will observe the coronavirus situation and if possible, we will arrange one or two tournaments in December. Otherwise we will also defer them till the next year,” added Helal.

Most of the sporting activities around the world has been postponed throughout the World since March due to the pandemic. Although some of the domestic Europen competitions resumed recently but most of the Asian countries are still facing the wrath of covid-19.

Bangladesh Football Federation has also scrapped this year’s domestic league and all kinds of sporting activities in the country is postponed since late March.

 

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