New Delhi, May 27 : The All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das stated that all stays on track at the five venues which are slated to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.
Speaking in a webinar arranged by Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia entitled ‘Sports Industry in India – today, the General Secretary said: “These are unforeseen circumstances, and there have been some setbacks.
But three of the five venues had already hosted the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017 and they do not require much changes.” “Among the other two venues – at Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad -- most of the work is on schedule. In Odisha, we have been working closely with the state government, and also in Ahmedabad. We are quite hopeful that the venues will be ready in time,” he continued.
Footballing activities in India currently stay suspended owing to the Covid19 pandemic. Das also went on to mention that the preparatory activities for the U-17 probables would start soon. “Right now our coach is back in Sweden, while the players are back at their respective residences. There are some travel restrictions but we are working on how and when we can safely restart the camp.” MORE (UNI)