In an official statement, the Egyptian Handball Federation revealed its commitment to the plan for the return of training for clubs and federations starting in July and competitions in August.
The text of the statement came as follows: “In light of the meeting held by the Egyptian Handball Federation Board of Directors with the clubs on discussing all precautionary measures and controls related to the resumption of handball activity.”
He added, “During the meeting, it was decided to adhere to the plan for the return of training exercises for clubs and federations beginning in July 2020, according to the code approved by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian Olympic Committee.”
He continued, “In light of the decisions of the Crisis Committee in the Council of Ministers headed by Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, taking into account the preparations for Egypt hosting the 2021 World Men’s Championship.”
“And also the commitment to start competitions starting in August 2020”.
Hisham Nasr, President of the Egyptian Handball Federation, had made it clear in televised comments on Monday that it was decided to cancel the current season with the start of the new season in mid-August.
On the secret of canceling the season, Nasr said: “It is not the concern of Corona, but in order to prepare for the 2021 World Championship in Egypt, the coach of the team believes that returning to crucial matches after the absence of 4 months is a threat to the safety of the players.”
He added, “This is in addition to the desire of the majority clubs to cancel the current season, but we are committed to the decision of the state and resume activity in mid-August.”
Khaled Fathi, head of the Egyptian Hand’s Marketing Committee, had explained that there were 4 reasons that prompted the federation to cancel the current season. (from here)
The head of the Marketing Committee set the period from 21 to 24 July for the registration period for the clubs, with the new season starting in mid-August.