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Goa govt to seek clarification from IOA

By The Assam Tribune

PANAJI, April 19: Goa Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Sunday said the state government will seek clarification from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) over the fate of the much-delayed 36th National Games in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak has brought all sporting activities to a grinding halt worldwide. In India, major events like the IPL have been postponed indefinitely and some tournaments cancelled.

The pandemic has also raised doubts over the National Games, scheduled to be held in the state from October 20 to November 4.

Goa has reported a total of seven positive cases, of which six have recovered.

�My department has written to the Chief Minister on Saturday urging him to seek clarification from IOA over the fate of National Games,� Ajgaonkar told PTI.

The minister said the state is prepared to host the games, but need at least three months advance notice. � PTI

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