Manipur Postpones Sporting Events Amidst Covid19 Surge, Formulates New SOPs

Industry Watch | April 21, 2021 | News

Manipur government DFA Thoubal State Level Invitation Boxing Championship

With the surge in Covid19 cases in the state, the Manipur government has clamped night curfew from 8pm to 4am till 30 April 2021.

Due to this, many sporting events in Manipur have been postponed until further notice.

Events postponed include the first Imphal West Polo Tournament, second edition of State Level Invitation Boxing Championship and district level football league tournaments organised by DFA Thoubal.

The Imphal West Polo Tournament is organised by the Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association in collaboration with the Brighter Club at Awang Potsangbam Khullen Makha Lampak.

The State Level Invitation Boxing Championship for sub-junior boys and girls and junior boys and girls was to be held from 21 to 25 April at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex Boxing Arena under the aegis of Manipur Amateur Boxing Association.

The Manipur government has also issued new guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) including:

Size of family gatherings for social, religious and customary ceremonies should be restricted to 50 or less persons strictly. This was 50% of space capacity until the new SOPs were announced.
Size of gatherings for religious, sports, entertainment and cultural functions should be restricted to 100 or less persons. The number was 50% of space capacity until now. 

The above SOPs came into effect on 1 April 2021.


Events postponed include inaugural Imphal West Polo Tournament, state-level junior and sub-junior boxing championship and district football league tournaments organised by DFA Thoubal.

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