NIFL confirm Championship and Premier Intermediate seasons cancelled

The Northern Ireland Football League has confirmed the cancellation of the Championship and Premier Intermediate League for this current season.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 3:44 pm

After considering a request by clubs on Monday evening NIFL say they have "regrettably" taken the decision to cancel the 2020/21 campaigns.

A statement said: "Following meetings of the League Management Committees of both the Championship and Premier Intermediate League on Monday evening, club representatives across both leagues voted to request the Board of the NIFL consider cancellation of the proposed league season.

"The league votes have been considered by the NIFL Board, who have approved the request of the clubs.

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The 2020/21 NIFL Championship and NIFL Premier Intermediate League seasons have been officially cancelled. PICTURE: David Cavan

"Regrettably, the NI Football League can therefore confirm that the 2020/21 NIFL Championship and NIFL Premier Intermediate League seasons have been officially cancelled.

"In addition, the request from clubs to develop an alternative cup competition for Championship and Premier Intermediate League Cup clubs remains under consideration.

"Any such competition would be played in the event that restrictions allow for a safe return to football during the remainder of the 2020/21 season."