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All shinty matches cancelled until further notice due to coronavirus pandemic

By Will Clark

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The Camanachd Association have announced all shinty matches have been cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All shinty matches have been cancelled.
All shinty matches have been cancelled.

The announcement comes less than an hour after the Scottish Football Association confirmed all football matches were cancelled indefinitely in a bid to combat the virus.

The statement from the Camanachd Association said: "Following the advice issued by both the Scottish and British Government in recent days we have taken the decision to postpone all matches under our remit until further notice.

"While it is unlikely that shinty matches would have exceeded the 500 person quota for events put in place by the Scottish Government yesterday, we are mindful of the concerns that exist and risk associated with the spread of the virus particularly to those most vulnerable and for those travelling long distances in close proximity to others.

"Consequently we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all matches under our remit. With events moving so quickly on this unprecedented circumstance we have taken medical advice throughout the week and as the public concern for this situation has grown we now feel it is incumbent on us to postpone all matches.

"The wellbeing of the people in our communities is primary in this decision and we hope that this decision removes any expectations or pressures on participating during a time that we can be focused on doing all we can to supress the spread of the virus."
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