SAFF age-group tournaments cancelled | The Daily Star
08:19 PM, September 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:33 PM, September 18, 2020

SAFF age-group tournaments cancelled

The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) secretariat has recently cancelled all its age-group tournaments this year after the member associations expressed their inability to participate due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The secretariat had before deferred SAFF Championship, which was supposed to take place in Bangladesh this month, by nearly one year due to the coronavirus outbreak but they decided to hold the SAFF Boy's U-15 and U-18 and SAFF Women's U-15 tournament, subject to the approval from the members nations, who however declined to take part to avoid the Covid-19 disease.

"I have talked to the member associations recently but they expressed their unwillingness to play during such a coronavirus pandemic. So we have decided to cancel three proposed age-group tournaments" said SAFF general secretary Anwarul Haque Helal. 

 

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