COVID surge: AIFF shelves Indian Women's League play-offs

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NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday announced the postponement of the play-offs for the Indian Women's League, scheduled to be held in the capital from April 7, until further notice, citing the rise in coronavirus cases across the country. 

The AIFF issued the following statement on the matter: "After internal discussions and communication with the clubs and state associations, and keeping in mind the safety and security of players and officials in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases all over the country, the play-offs for the Hero Indian Women’s League scheduled to be held in Delhi from April 7, 2021, has been postponed until further notice.

"We once again urge the state associations conducting competitions to take utmost precautions relating to the health and safety of the players."

With 103,558 fresh COVID-19 cases and 513 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, India has seen its biggest-ever daily surge, taking the total tally to 12,589,067. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a high-level meet to review the situation.