Shillong, Apr 26: To curb the spread of Covid-19, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills, Isawanda Laloo, issued an order today to suspend all matches and tournaments and all forms of contact and semi-contact training within the Greater Shillong area.
Teer counters and archery will also be suspended as well. This order will run until 3rd May.
For the purposes of this suspension, Greater Shillong includes the whole Municipal area, the whole Cantonment area, all areas under Mawlai Community and Rural Development Block (including census towns), Mawpat C&RD Block (including census towns), Mylliem C&RD Block from Umshyrpi Bridge to 7th Mile and Upper Shillong (including Madanrting, Mawblei, Laitkor, Nongkseh, Umlyngka and Lawsohtun).
If the order is extended, it could throw into doubt the feasibility of holding the local football season in Shillong and many other disciplines that were just looking to get started again after the first wave of Covid-19.
(TSR representative photo)