The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has postponed next month’s national championship to January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar told PTI that the prevailing conditions have forced them to push the Nationals by at least a month.

“The situation is far from ideal. It is not possible to conduct Nationals. We will try to host the championships towards the end of January next year,” said Tomar.

It means the next year will see two national championships.

“We have done that in the past too when circumstances dictated such a step,” Tomar said.

This year’s championships were scheduled to be held in Gonda, UP from December 18-20 but Tomar said if there are more interested states, they might consider changing the venue.

The WFI official also said that they are ready to send the Indian team for the individual World Cup, set to be held in Belgrade,…

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