Fri, 29 May 2020

New Delhi [India], April 6 (ANI): The organising committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup on Monday announced that the upcoming Rifle/Pistol and Shotgun World Cups slated to be played in Delhi have been cancelled due to coronavirus.

Rifle and Pistol events were to be held from May 5-13 and Shotgun from May 20-29.

The committee also confirmed that the ISSF Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup which would have taken place in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 22- July 3 has also been cancelled.

"Due to COVID-19 pandemic the New Delhi Organising Committee has been forced to cancel Rifle/Pistol and Shotgun World Cups. Both of these were due to take place in New Delhi," the ISSF said in an official statement.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sporting action across the world has come to a halt.

Football competitions such as La Liga, Premier League and Bundesliga have been suspended indefinitely.

Indian Premier League (IPL) has also been postponed until April 15.

COVID-19 has spread across continents and territories, has infected at least 1.2 million and killed close to 70,000 others.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India crossed the 4,000 mark, mounting to 4,067, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.

The World Health Organisation had termed coronavirus as a 'pandemic' on March 11. (ANI)

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