NFL draft to go ahead as planned but players, fans will not be a part of it due to COVID

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first_imgLas Vegas: The 2020 American football NFL draft will go ahead as planned next month but players, fans and media will not be part of it due to the coronavirus pandemic.The draft will be held from April 23-25 in a television studio, with players interviewed via video conference, a BBC Sport report said. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said it “can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs, our fans and the country”. He added: “There is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident that conditions will be significantly more favourable than they are today.”The NFL draft is one of the most sought after events in the US’ sporting calendar. A total of 32 teams recruit talent from the American collegiate system in front of packed media. IANSAlso Read: Satisfying to beat a quality side like India: Kane WilliamsonAlso Watch: East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh cautious over corona viruslast_img

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