Like the previous rounds, the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football will run in all the seven venues across the country from March 19.
The decision was taken at a Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) meeting on Saturday at BFF house with BFF senior vice president cum committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy in the chair.
After the meeting Abdus Salam Murshedy MP said, “The 7th round of the league will begin from March 19, we rescheduled the league fixture as our FIFA World Cup and Asia Cup Qualifiers matches will not be held on schedule due to corona virus threat”.
“The league matches will run in all the seven venues across the country like the previous rounds” he added.
During the TC Sports (Maldives) and Bashundhara Kings match here on March 11, the BFF president Kazi Salahuddin said, “We are thinking to arrange league in the one venue due to corona virus.
Regarding the proposal of BFF President Kazi Salahuddin, Abdus Salam Murshedy said, “Our president gave his proposal, we discussed the issue in the meeting, all the clubs, which have home venues outside Dhaka, are interested to play at their home venues as per existing system”.
”Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka have very poor supporters in the gallery, but the district stadiums have huge crowd, The clubs have also taken some responsibilities, they assured us that they will not bring huge supporters which may cause a threat for corona virus”.
However, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga , Italian Serie A have been stopped due to corona virus, but BFF will not stop the league because in our country Corona Virus did not affect much. Everything is going on in our daily life. If we find any special crisis or any direction from the government, then will take emergency decision” said league committee chairman.
He also informed that the BFF will encourage the players not to handshake with each other during the match.
The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact soccer.
Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3 after five Premier League clubs said some players or staff were in self-isolation. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the virus, as has Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
"I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I've recovered from," Hudson-Odoi said in a video posted on social media. "I'm following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week. I hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon. Take care."
UEFA said it was stopping next week's games in all competitions, including the two remaining Champions League matches which had not been already called off — Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea and Barcelona vs. Napoli, both scheduled for Wednesday.
Games involving Juventus and Real Madrid had already been postponed because those clubs quarantined their players.
There have been more than 128,000 cases and 4,700 deaths globally since the virus outbreak started late last year. Most people quickly recover from the virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks.
The decision from UEFA comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.
Eight Europa League games scheduled for next Thursday were also postponed. The quarterfinal draws in both the Champions League and Europa League, scheduled for next Friday, were postponed as well.
Earlier Friday, Everton said one of its players had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus. Bournemouth later said reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff also had symptoms. Leicester said Thursday that three players had "extremely mild illness."
The suspension in England also covers the Championship, League One, League Two and the top two women's divisions.
The French league also suspended games Friday. Following earlier suspensions in Italy and Spain, that leaves the German Bundesliga as the only one of Europe's top-five ranked leagues still playing this weekend.
The German league said Friday it will play upcoming games in empty stadiums and then vote on a suspension from Tuesday until April 2. That would only include one round of games before a scheduled break for international matches.
That plan was soon thrown into doubt when Bundesliga club Paderborn said coach Steffen Baumgart had been tested for the virus. His team was to play Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday evening.
"This is crazy. Please stop fooling around and land on reality," Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara wrote on Twitter. "Let's be honest, there are much more important priorities than any sport."
In the German second division, two players from Hannover 96 and one from Nuremberg have tested positive for the virus.
Soccer in Scotland was also postponed Friday until further notice, hours before a game was due to start. That measure also affects Sunday's Old Firm match between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic.
Four places in the 24-nation line-up for Euro 2020 still have to be decided in playoffs scheduled for March 26 and 31. Those playoffs seem unlikely to be played on time.
The Euro 2020 tournament was expected to be played in 12 host nations. The plan requires teams, fans and officials to travel across the continent — an added risk to spread the virus.
Eight matches will be held on the opening day of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) 6-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament that kicks off on Sunday (March 15) at Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
Opening day’s (Sunday) matches are: ATN Bangla vs Ekushey TV (8:30 am), ATN News vs Amar Sangbad (9 am), Amader Sangbad vs Bangladesher Khabor (9:30 pm), Jugantor vs Rising BD (10 am), Sangbad Pratidin vs Jababdihi (10:30 am), Shomayer Alo vs Bhorer Dak (11:am), Bangladesh Post vs Manab Zamin (11:30 am) bdnews24.com vs Sangbad (12 noon).
Forty eight teams from different media houses will compete in the nine-day meet exclusive for the journalists, organized by Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) and sponsored by Walton Group.
All the participating teams will get participation money of Taka 1,000 for a match and the best player of every match will be awarded with a crest.
The champion team will receive Taka 40,000 and the runners-up team will get Taka 20,000 as prize money in addition to trophies.
Besides, highest scorer and fair play trophies will also be given
Participating teams are: Kaler Kantho, Bangladesh Television, bdnews.24com, Sangbad Pratidin, Rtv, Asian TV, Korotoa, Amader Sangbad, Jagonews24.com, Amader Shomoy, Jamuna TV, Janakantho, ATN Bangla, Naya Diganta, Barta 24, Radio Today, New Age, Observer, Rising BD, Manab Zamin, GTV, Channel 1, ATN News, Bhorer Kagoj, BSS, UNB, Sangram, Ajkaler Khabor, Samakal, Jugantor, Channel 24, Ekattor TV, New Nation, Bangla Vision, Ekushey TV, Bangladesh Pratidin, Khola Kagoj, Jababdihi, Dhaka Times, Nagarik TV, Bangladesh Post, Bangladesher Khabor, ShomoyerAlo, Inqilab, Ittefaq, Bhorer Dak and Daily Sun.
UNB play their first match on Monday at 11am against state powerhouse BTV.
National star studded Bashundhara Kings brushed aside Jamalpur Kacharipara Ekadash by 11-0 goals in the Tricotex Women’s Football League at Kamalapur Stadium here on Thursday.
In their last match on Monday, Kings outplayed Cumilla United by 6-0 goals.
In the day’s match, national strikers Sabina and Tohura made hat-tricks scoring four and three goals respectively while Krishna netted two, Sanjida and Nargis scored one each for the winners.
In the day’s other match, Nasrin Sports Academy beat FC Uttar Bango by a solitary goal scored by Aklima in the 46th minute.
Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team.
German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a free channel after spectators were barred from the stadiums.
Sky will show four league games simultaneously on Saturday on its non-subscription news channel in a "conference" format, with the broadcast switching between each game to show the key action.
That includes Borussia Dortmund's game against Schalke, which is one of Germany's most heated rivalries.
There will be a similar procedure for some second-division games.