Amidst Section 144 in Jaipur: Myteam11 conducts Sports Tiger T10 Super League

Jaipur: The Sports Tiger T10 Super League was postponed after police intervention during the first match played on 20th March at the Aravalli Cricket Ground, Jaipur. Powered by MyTeam11, the league was being conducted in direct disobedience of Section 144 imposed in the city.

The Rajasthan government had enforced section 144 across the state to curb the highly contagious Coronavirus outbreak. India currently has 294 reported cases and 4 deaths recorded to date.

However, Sports Tiger, powered by MyTeam11, went ahead with their 15 day T10 tournament in Jaipur. The matches were supposed to be played between eight teams. The games would have been streamed on the Sports Tiger app.

According to sources, players from some teams had refused to play in the team due to the ongoing outbreak. Hence, the number of players in the team were reduced

On 20th March 2020, the match between Power Giants and Panther Heroes began as scheduled. However, the match was stalled abruptly due to the police intervention as the event was in direct violence of Section 144 imposed in the state.

Subsequently, the entire Sports Tiger T10 Super League was postponed to avoid further action from authorities. The reckless move to schedule a tournament during a nationwide health emergency was highly criticised by people from various circles.

But Sports Tiger T10 Super League isn’t the only tournament that had been in progress during this period. The Hapur Premier League’s 2020 season is currently underway in Uttar Pradesh.

It is requested that people avoid visit any such public events and exercise social distancing for the coming days. Section 144 has been imposed in Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir and Noida. Maharashtra, Telangana and other regions in southern India have implemented lockdown in major cities.

On 20th March 2020, PM Narendra Modi requested citizens of India to practise social distancing as much as possible, calling for a ‘Janta Curfew’ on Sunday, i.e. 22nd March 2020.

For additional information on safety measures needed during the COVID-19 outbreak, refer to the advisory generated by the WHO.

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