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Doha Diamond League gets new date for September

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The fifth meeting of Doha Diamond league has slated for September 25. The event is now taking place two weeks earlier than previously scheduled.

The scheduled meeting was expected to be the fifth meeting of the season on October 9, but it will now take place on September 25.

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The challenge of global coronavirus pandemic aborted the league when it was first pencilled to hold after the city was unable to host the season opener in the spring.

As things stand, Doha will stage 12 disciplines, with a list of athletes due to compete set to be announced soon.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the calendar is still provisional and subject to change, according to organisers.

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After exhibition events in Oslo in Norway and Zurich in Switzerland in June and July, the competitive season is set to start in Monaco on August 14.

The usual structured series will not be in place for 2020 due to the disrupted calendar, with points not being awarded.

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