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Man United’s pre-season friendlies in Asia get axed amidst coronavirus fear

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Man United’s pre-season friendlies in Asia get axed amidst coronavirus fear

According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United’s potential pre-season friendlies scheduled to be held in Asia have been axed amidst fears of the deadly coronavirus.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will also see their fixtures getting cancelled in the wake of the epidemic, as per the report.

Instead, the ICC will now just hold matches in parts of Europe, North America and Australia. The report adds that the three Premier League clubs participated in the competition last year but this time around, it will be shorter and smaller as a preventive measure.

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BBC (h/t The Sun) has suggested that the ICC organizers are treading with caution due to the uncertain nature of the disease.

The coronavirus disease is perhaps one of the deadliest we’ve faced in recent times and at the end of the day, nothing should compromise the health and safety of the fans, the players and the staff members.

While the Serie A has already started playing matches behind closed doors, the report claims that the Swiss Football League has been put “on hold” until March 23.

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While this may come as bad news to some, the greater good must always be kept in mind and prevention is better than cure.