Indian Football: WIFA Women's Football League suspended due to surge in COVID cases
The Western India Football Association (WIFA) took the decision to suspend the decision to suspend the ongoing WIFA Women's Football League 2021-22, being held at the Cooperage football ground on Monday following a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.
WIFA took the decision after the Maharashtra government released its revised COVID-19 guidelines to be implemented in the state, with the Association taking to social media to release a statement.
"The Maharashtra government has issued it's revised guidelines regarding the COVID-19 protocol to be implemented in the state. The government mentioned through it's guidelines that all sports events except national and international level competitions in the state should be postponed. Thus it has been decided to postpone the WIFA women's football league 2021-22 until further notice."
It has been directed that no District or City level sports camps, competitions, or events should be organized until further notice. The release further states that taking into consideration the above orders of the government, WIFA decided to suspend the WFL, until fresh guidelines are received from the state government.
Mumbai is understood to be one of the worst affected states in India by the recent third wave of the pandemic, though the Indian Super League (ISL) is still underway in the country.