KRU rescind decision to cancel season

Wednesday May 13 2020

Kenya Rugby Union has revoked its earlier decision to cancel the 2019/20 season after consultation with clubs.

Kenya Cup and Championship clubs officially lodged their appeal last Wednesday after KRU failed to listen to their plea to rescind its decision to cancel the entire rugby season.

The league was initially suspended on March 13 so as to meet government directives on social gathering in the war against coronavirus pandemic.

KRU had cancelled all league and cup competitions this season on April 9 which meant there would be no promotion or relegation in any of the competitions, with all teams remaining in their current division for next season.

However, KRU Monday softened their stand conceding that "stakeholders prefer a scenario where the season comes to a conclusion once the Covid-19 situation and its various restrictions ease".

"KRU and Clubs have thus agreed to form a consultative committee to develop various scenarios and timelines under which the season can be concluded all factors considered. With this in mind, the 2019/20 season then stands suspended and not cancelled as earlier communicated," read a statement signed by KRU honorary secretary Ian Mugambi.

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