Barnet fixtures suspended as National League comes to a halt


Barnet will be unable to fulfil any fixtures until at least April 3 after the National League announced that they are suspending the competition.

Although the league did go ahead at the weekend, unlike the Premier League and the EFL, Barnet’s trip to Yeovil was one of a handful to be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

However, the National League has now followed suit, saying in a statement: “At its board meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity

“However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.

“In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers, it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.

“In those circumstances and in line with The Football Association and the Professional Game, at a board meeting today, The National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least 3rd April 2020.

“The National League will continue to monitor the situation, but trusts that its loyal clubs, fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors will accept that it has had no other choice but to reach this decision.”

Source : times

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