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All Guildford Flames matches cancelled for rest of the season over coronavirus

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All Guildford Flames matches cancelled for rest of the season over coronavirus

Published at 11:50am 13th March 2020. (Updated at 1:19pm 13th March 2020)

Bosses at the ten Elite League ice hockey clubs - including the Guildford Flames - have cancelled all matches with immediate effect because of the coronavirus.

Bosses staged an emergency conference call after the Government’s latest announcement on the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, since then two teams have now reported they have players in self-isolation as a precaution.

In the wake of that news, the Elite League said it had "no choice but to shut down the rest of the season".

In a statement the Elite Ice Hockey League said:

"The league feels it has taken its ‘can-do, will-do’ efforts to the limit and whilst the outcome is sure to disappoint fans across the country there was no alternative in these unprecedented times.

"We are confident everyone will understand the rationale behind the league’s decision.

"Further announcements will follow next week."