The Central Midlands Football League have announced plans to partially complete the current season.

The league have explained: “Premier North and South leagues will be abandoned as 19/20. We will leave the records in place as per last season, but no champions will be declared.

“This is the only practical solution, as clubs did not wish to play into June. Instead, a World Cup / Champions League-style competitive tournament will be organised, and details of this appear below.

“Division One is different. Because the leagues are smaller, we shall play these leagues to a conclusion; with an offered extension into June, there is no reason why we can’t.

“We are keen to complete the divisions because we want to offer the champion club in each division promotion to the Premier Division (subject to ground grading etc.). However, we will NOT force clubs to take part in concluding the season if they decide against it.

“Should any club decide not to play on, their record will be expunged from the division, but at this stage, it will not be treated as a resignation. Instead, the club goes into ‘hibernation’ until the pre-season for 21/22.

“Should any clubs withdraw after the re-commencement of fixtures, then normal rules and discipline measures will apply. Should for any reason the leagues not be completed, the league reserve the option of declaring positions on a PPG basis if required.”

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