Nepal to postpone all sports events amid coronavirus threats

File: NSC member-secretary Ramesh Silwal

Kathmandu, March 5

Amid growing threats of coronavirus spread in Nepal, the National Sports Council is preparing to put on hold all scheduled sports events across the country till the next notice.

The council’s member-secretary Ramesh Silwal says discussions are underway in this regard and a concrete decision is likely by tonight. “Stopping the events which are already underway might be difficult, but we are preparing to postpone the upcoming events,” he says.

Currently, there are many football events underway outside Kathmandu Valley whereas some major events are soon to come.

The new edition of the Everest Premier League was scheduled to begin on March 14, but the organisers announced today that the event had been postponed for now. Many international cricketers had been registered for the event.

Likewise, Nepal national footballers are scheduled to play against Chinese Taipei and Australia in Kathmandu, in the final week of March. It has been learned that Australia has already written to the Asian Football Confederation to postpone the matches.

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