Adhering to the advisories issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and directives from several State Governments, all footballing activities under the aegis of AIFF stay suspended till March 31, 2020. Also Read - PK Banerjee's Contribution Unmatched: Former Footballer Harjinder Singh
All India Football Federation understands and prioritises the importance of human health and life, an area which AIFF will never compromise upon. The AIFF will take a stock of the situation in the last week of March, and take a decision abiding by directives from relevant authorities at that juncture. Also Read - Coronavirus: Remainder of I-League Season to be Played Behind Closed Doors
All Hero I-League matches have been suspended from March 15, 2020 onwards. Furthermore, all Hero Second Division, Hero Youth Leagues, Golden Baby Leagues, as well as, National Competitions also stay suspended with immediate effect. As announced earlier, the Hero Indian Super League final will be played behind closed doors. Also Read - Final Round of Santosh Trophy Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
As on Sunday, the number of positive Coronavirus cases have escalated to 105, with five more tested positive in Jaipur. With the Indian Premier League postponed till April 15 and the FIH Pro League suspended shortly after, Indian Football is doing its best to ensure the well-being and safety of people.
On Saturday, the Indian Super League final was played behind closed doors. The AIFF had said all remaining 28 matches of the I-League, including Sunday’s marquee Kolkata derby between champions Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, would be played in empty stadiums owing to the pandemic.