The Group B matches of the AFC U16 Championship 2013 Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from November 6 to 11 have been postponed due to bad weather conditions.
“We regret to advise that the present monsoon weather condition is very bad here with storms, lightning and thunder. The Disaster Management Authority had advised the public to avoid unnecessary travel and outdoor activities,” a letter from Football Federation of Sri Lanka stated.
“Since we are unable to guarantee that the situations will improve in the next few days our administration feels that it is advisable that the Championship is postponed in the present context and reschedule it,” the letter, further informed.
The new dates for the Championship will be announced later.
India who were clubbed with Uzbekistan, Iran and hosts Sri Lanka were slated to play Iran in their first match at the City Football Complex in Colombo on November 6, 2012.
(Edited AIFF Press Release)