By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) postpones the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships, which were scheduled for Algiers, Algeria from the 24-28 June, 2020, to a new date to be confirmed in May/June 2021.
This was confirmed in a letter by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) written in French which was accessed by kick442.com
“In view of the global health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the African Athletics Confederation, Mr. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, in consultation with the members of the CAA executive board, decided to postpone it until in May / June 2021 the 22nd edition of the senior African championships which are scheduled to take place in Algiers from June 24 to 28, 2020.” The letter read.
” In accordance with the exhortations of President Kalkaban in his letter of March 19, we encourage you to respect the recommendations and the measures of hygiene decreed by the health authorities of our respective governments to together defeat this virus.” The letter concluded.
CoronaVirus (COVID-19) effect is widespread as most sporting activities have been postponed in order to curb the spread of the virus.
Major European leagues including the UEFA Champions League and EUROPA League have been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo 2020 Olympics was also postponed earlier this week due to the same reason.
Following the postponement of the early-season events in Qatar and China last week, the Wanda Diamond League has decided to also suspend meetings in Stockholm (May 24), Naples/Rome (May 28) and Rabat (May 31) as the global spread of the COVID-19 continues.
This development meant that 2021 will be a beehives of sporting events given the outbreak of CoronaVirus.
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