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Posted: Saturday 21 March, 2020 at 8:40 PM

Coronavirus forces SKNFA to suspend season

By: Staff Reporter,


    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - DESPITE no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Federation, another sporting event has suspected its season due to the threat the virus poses, and the challenge of large gatherings.
    On Saturday, March 21, the St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) announced that it is putting the season on pause following consultations with health authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis.
    The move, according to the governing body, is being taken as a precautionary measure to immediately suspend all football activities indefinitely.
    “The SKNFA will continue to closely monitor the developments as it relates to COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis and shall further advise its stakeholders on the resumption of football activities on April 15 2020. All stakeholders are encouraged to continue to adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of the world, regional and local health authorities and to keep safe during this challenging period,” the SKNFA said in a media statement.
    This is the latest in a string of sporting events that have been postponed or cancelled in St. Kitts and Nevis and the wider Caribbean.
    It was just recently that Premier Mark Brantley disclosed that the Gulf Primary School Championships on Nevis was postponed due to fears of the spread of the virus among large gatherings.
    That announcement followed the disclosure by both the St. Kitts-Nevis Athletics and the Ministry of Sports that the RAMS Primary School Championships and the TDC High School Championship were postponed.
    On the regional front, two major events were also postponed in the likes of the CARIFTA Games and the Grenada invitational. The Cricket West Indies Four-day season has also been put on pause all over the threat of the Coronavirus.





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