Chennai City FC postponed the April AFC Cup match against Amid Coronavirus pandemic

Chennai City FC. (Photo credit: @ChennaiCityFC)

Chennai City FC. (Photo credit: @ChennaiCityFC)

Coronavirus effect: Chennai City FC should have played Maldives & # 39; TC Sports and Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh in the AFC Cup in April but will now play an undisclosed date.

  • PTI
  • Latest update: 18-Mar-2020, 4:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Both I-League Chennai City FC's next two AFC Cup games will not be conducted as planned after the Asian Football Confederation (APC) has been postponed to all European competitions until the end of CATID-19.

Chennai City FC, who qualified for the Asian Champions League and I-League 2018-19, will play the TC Sports Club of Maldives on April 15 in Group E, followed by a match. played by the Bashundhara Kings. in Bangladesh on April 29.

"The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided today to postpone all 2020 games until further notice," AFC said in a statement.

"AFC has already postponed all AFC Cup matches at West Zone Group St Mar 12, 2020 Go & # 39; and last applies to all March and April matches in all five AFC areas."

Chennai City drew 2-2 with Maziya Sports and Maldive in their first group match at Chennai on March 11.

The AFC also said it will closely monitor the situation before deciding when to host the 2020 AFC Cup.

"Go & # 39; s, which has also been developed with competing teams and their member organizations, is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of all players and teams, game officials and spectators as well as protect the integrity of the competition," she said. .

Another Indian team, Bengaluru FC qualified for the AFC World Cup qualifiers but lost to Maziya in the two leg play-offs.