Turkey Suspends Sports Leagues

In Sports 2020-03-19 17:59:14
Turkey Suspends Sports Leagues
Turkey Suspends Sports Leagues

Turkey has suspended football, basketball and volleyball leagues in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Sports Minister Muharrem Kasapoglu confirmed this in a statement after a meeting with the heads of sports federations in Ankara.


The decision comes in the wake of former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel terminating his contract with club Trabzonspor over fears of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The leagues which had continued playing matches amidst the growing coronavirus outbreak were suspended indefinitely on Thursday.


"Within the framework of measures taken against the coronavirus, all matches of soccer, basketball, volleyball, and handball have been postponed," read the statement.


There are 191 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Turkey, with three deaths recorded so far.