Chennai, December 23: The Tamil Nadu government granted permission to hold Jallikattu event, with certain restrictions. The number of players should not be more than 150 at an event, COVID-19 negative certificate is mandatory for players.

In addition to this, the number of spectators will not be more than 50 percent of the gathering. Jallikattu 2020: 30 Participants Injured During Bull-Taming Sport in Tamil Nadu’s Palamedu.

Here are the SOPs issued by the Tamil Nadu government ahead of Jallikattu event:

  • COVID-19 negative certificate mandatory for bull owners and tamers
  • Face masks compulsory for all
  • Only 50 percent of the total capacity of spectators shall be allowed to assemble in open arenas
  • Not more than 300 bull tamers shall be allowed for an event

Tamil Nadu Government Grants Permission to Hold Jallikattu Event: 

Jallikattu is a sport conducted as part of Mattu Pongal, the third day of the four-day-long harvest festival Pongal. The Tamil word 'mattu' means bull, and the third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle, a key partner in the process of farming.

This year more than 30 participants were injured during Jallikattu competitions being held in Madurai's Palamedu in Tamil Nadu.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 23, 2020 11:14 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website