According to the Cayman Islands Football Association, “too many players” from the senior and youth leagues have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the association’s season opening fixtures this weekend.
CIFA, like many other sporting associations have fallen victim to the recent wave of community spread within the Cayman Islands which sparked regulations that restrict public gatherings to 250 people outdoors and 100 indoors.
The protocols also required athletes to present proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test result taken 48 hours prior to entering fitness facilities.
However, despite CIFA’s efforts to resume gameplay while adopting various policies, players have now joined the rising numbers of COVID cases in the country, causing an indefinite paused on all action.
The Cayman Compass first reported the news stating that CIFA Executive Committee had decided on Wednesday (October 3) that resuming the league “poses a risk to everyone.”
CIFA stated that the pandemic is affecting local clubs and a season start date will be announced in due course.