New Delhi, Mar 12: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday cancelled all domestic tourney’s with immediate effect, after the government issued health advisory to combat rising coronavirus cases in the country.
Earlier, on Wednesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
Several state associations and private stakeholders host plenty of ranking series tournaments, both junior and seniors every week.
“In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent advisories issued by the government and WHO, all AITA domestic tournaments (Talent Series, Championship Series, Super Series, National Series, AITA Men’s & AITA Women’s events) starting from the week of March 16,2020 onwards stand cancelled with immediate effect,” AITA release said.
However, the tennis governing body is not sure how long the tournaments stand cancelled, but it will notify the resumption of the events in future.