National League season suspended indefinitely

The three divisions of the National League have suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:51 pm
All three division of the National League have been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak

A statement released by the National League board said: "The National League board met earlier today and has reviewed its prior decision to suspend the competition until at least April 3 2020.

"In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely.

"The National League is currently obtaining specialist legal advice, is consulting regularly with The Football Association and other stakeholders, and is committed to involving its member clubs in a pending decision on how best to conclude the 2019-20 season."

All football below National League level was terminated with immediate effect last Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with all results from the 2019-20 campaign expunged.

The ruling means there will be no promotion or relegation this season.

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