Asian Boxing championships in India postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic

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New Delhi : The Asian Boxing championships which were scheduled to be held in November-December in India have been postponed till next-year amid coronavirus pandemic situation in the nation, the national federation’s Secretary General Jay Kowli told PTI on Tuesday.

The decision on postponement was taken at the Asian Boxing Confederation‘s (ASBC) Executive Committee meeting held online on Monday.

"A postponement was proposed owing to the conditions prevailing because of the pandemic and it was accepted. India remains the host and the tournament will now happen in 2021," Kowli, who is a member of the ASBC EC, said.

"The 2021 window for it will be discussed in the next EC meeting in November," he added.

Due to coronavirus pandemic, several sports events have been either postponed or cancelled for the year 2020.

Kowli mentioned that the positive cases of coronavirus are rising everywhere and it is advisable to put things on hold rather than taking a challenge and put players at risk.

In India, the case load has surged past 25 lakh and the death toll has crossed 50,000.