The upcoming edition of the Indian Women’s League which was slated to start in Odisha later this month has been postponed indefinitely.
It is one of the topmost women’s football leagues in the country and currently the fifth edition was supposed to be played but it has been postponed for now as India is the fifth most affected country in the world when it comes to COVID-19.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement that the IWL is being postponed due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The development comes two days after the IWL playoffs which was supposed to be held in the capital city is also postponed for now.
“Based on request and discussion with Odisha Sports over the rising number of Covid19 cases in the state and adhering to the Covid19 guidelines of the Government of Odisha along with keeping in mind the safety and security of the players and officials, the Hero Indian Women’s League scheduled to be held in Odisha later this month has been postponed until further notice. The AIFF along with Odisha Sports and the participating teams will be taking a stock of the situation once the health parameters improve,” the AIFF said.