The top two French divisions have been suspended “until further notice” because of the coronavirus outbreak, the governing body for the country's major leagues confirmed on Friday.
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said in a statement after an emergency meeting that the decision had been taken “unanimously” to stop playing with immediate effect in both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
European soccer's governing body UEFA will meet on Tuesday to discuss further implications for international soccer.
In other sporting cancelations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the Indian Premier League (IPL) until April 15.
The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience," said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah in a press release.
The IPL was scheduled to commence in India on March 29.