WOMEN’S FA CUP clashes have change into the newest sports activities occasions to be halted by the coronavirus disaster.
Soccer authorities say second and third spherical fixtures – at present classed as ‘non-elite’ sport by the federal government – will likely be paused throughout lockdown.
Girls’s FA Cup fixtures are being paused in the course of the nationwide lockdown
And the announcement comes after 17 second spherical ties had been cancelled in December as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.
Officers say they’ll monitor and assessment the scenario earlier than making a choice over the resumption of the competition.
In an announcement on its website online the FA says: “We will at the moment affirm that, following the newest nationwide lockdown enforced by the federal government, the 2020-21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup won’t resume throughout this era and can stay on pause.
“With all sport throughout the nation exterior of the elite degree at present shut down, the competitors will not be able the place the second and third rounds could be performed, with golf equipment at present within the competitors not permitted to coach or play as a result of being at newbie degree.
“While it could have been attainable to play elite-versus-non-elite fixtures below elite standards with Authorities assist, as seen within the Emirates FA Cup fixtures involving all non-elite teams don’t meet elite standards and can’t at present go forward.
“Subsequently, the competitors will stay paused in the course of the present lockdown, with numerous choices at present being explored on how finest to finish it.
“The well being and wellbeing of gamers and workers are of paramount significance and we’re not ready to place any particular person in danger throughout this pandemic.
“It stays our choice to finish the 2020-21 competitors with all golf equipment having the chance to play their fixtures, nevertheless the creating scenario will proceed to be carefully monitored and will likely be reviewed earlier than any additional choices are made.
“We are going to now enter a interval of session with all golf equipment that stay within the competitors – alongside those that are as a result of enter from the fourth spherical – to debate the choices accessible.
Second and third spherical Girls’s FA Cup clashes have been paused as a result of being classed as ‘non-elite’ sportCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
“We are going to look to make an additional announcement sooner or later.”
The postponement of the competitors is the newest blow to hit the ladies’s recreation in latest weeks.
It comes per week after SEVEN video games had been axed within the Girls’s Tremendous League and Championship following a spate of participant accidents and optimistic Covid-19 take a look at outcomes.