The Coronavirus has reached the Swiss Sport. The two hockey matches of the National League between Ambri and Davos on Friday evening and the Ticino Derby on Saturday between Lugano and Ambri will be held without spectators. The Ticino authorities announced at a press conference.
in Italy, where the Virus had already claimed victims, and in the confusion brought the disease to the sports calendar. Games of the Serie A had to be cancelled, in addition, the match between Inter Milan and Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League without spectators in the stands.
And now is also affected by the Ticino, where on Tuesday the first Corona-Infected was unknown in the country. Especially the Derby between Lugano and Ambri carries with it a high sporting value. The Luganesi are fighting in the last two rounds of the qualification stage to a Playoff spot. Ambri on the other hand has no Chance to qualify for the final round of the last Eight.
Meanwhile, have also informed the League officials, as the further course of action in regards to the Coronavirus will look like. The Club representatives on Monday will gather in order to "further procedures and possible scenarios with regard to discuss the upcoming Playoffs."
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Created: 26.02.2020, 18:28 PMUpdated Date: 02 March 2020, 08:03