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No sporting event in near future, have to live with new normal of sports behind closed doors: Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said India will not host any international event in immediate future and fans will have to learn to live with the new normal of sporting activities happening behind closed doors in the post COVID-19 world. Rijiju s statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed. We have been working for quite some time now to resume sporting activities but before that we have to think about practice and training. We are not going to have a tournament kind of situation immediately, Rijiju was quoted as saying by India Today. We have to learn to live with the situation where sporting events will have to be carried forward without spectators in stadiums and sports venues, he added. Talking specifically about the 13th edition of IPL, which has been put on hold for an indefinite period due to the pandemic, Rijiju said it is the ...


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