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Null and void an option for Highland League, says Clachnacuddin chairman

By Andrew Henderson

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Clachnacuddin chairman Alex Chisholm says all options are on the table after the Highland League was stopped for at least the rest of January.

The Highland League season is suspended.
The Highland League season is suspended.

The SHFL’s league management committee met on Monday to discuss what their immediate future held, but a decision was taken out of their hands by the Scottish FA.

The governing body mandated that all levels of football below the Premiership and Championship, where the majority of teams are full time, would be suspended for at least the next three weeks.

That includes the Scottish Cup, where many teams were due to play second round fixtures tonight after postponements last weekend due to frozen pitches.

At Grant Street Park, Chisholm’s priority is and always has been the health and safety of everyone involved at the club, as well as supporters.

So with the door still open for these stricter regulations to be extended into February and beyond, the Lilywhites’ chairman says they may have to consider cancelling the season.

“All the options are on the table, they always will be and they always have been,” he said.

“From the Highland League’s point of view, the best thing to do is to gather the most up to date information as you can – it changes very quickly – then as member clubs we make a collective decision on the best way forward.

“There is an option there to suspend things if we have to, and also to call the league. They are always there, so we will do what the league thinks is the right thing to do at the right time.

“Nothing is ruled out at all, it’s very fast-changing circumstances we all live in, so our priorities have to be people’s health and wellbeing.

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