After IPL, Hero ISL final also to be held behind closed doors

The decision has been taken in view of the health & safety of players, fans & staff. The FSDL announced that the tickets refunds will be initiated soon

After IPL, Hero ISL final also to be held behind closed doors

The upcoming Hero Indian Super League 2019-20 Final on Saturday, March 14, 2020, between ATK FC and Chennaiyin FC, will now be played behind closed doors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.

Football Sports Development Limited, owing to the current preventive measures against COVID-19, has decided to hold the season’s final behind closed doors. The final will be live telecast on Star Sports, Hotstar and Jio TV.

Earlier, the Maharashtra government had imposed a ban on the sale of tickets for the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

“BCCI is ready to hold the IPL tournament without an audience. It means there will be no sale of tickets. However, we are yet to receive any official request. We will consider it after receiving. If necessary, the IPL matches can be postponed,” chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had said.

On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. Simultaneously, an elderly couple from Mumbai was tested positive for coronavirus. 

Similarly, the remaining matches of the ongoing Unacademy Road Safety World Series will also be held behind closed doors at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The league issued a statement and said that the third leg of the series, which was scheduled to be held in Pune from March 14 to 20, will now be shifted to the DY Patil Stadium and played behind closed doors along with the remaining games at the same venue and the final.

Meanwhile, FSDL will soon initiate the process of ticket refunds and an announcement will be made through Hero ISL channels.

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