Owing to a resurge of COVID-19 infections across the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended junior inter-state tournaments at least till the end of May.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed the BCCI affiliates about the decision through an email on Tuesday. “While our endeavour was to get in as many matches as was practicable across different age groups in the season, prevailing circumstances have now forced us to suspend all age-group tournaments,” Shah stated in the email, accessed by Sportstar.

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“This is on account of the fact that active COVID cases are on the rise and organising tournaments requires intercity travel, strict quarantine measures and the creation and maintenance of bio-secure bubbles for the participants. Moreover, the situation is presently not conducive…

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