OSWESTRY Snooker League has postponed the start date to its season.

The league usually starts up around September time, but the Covid-19 pandemic has cause the league’s committee to postpone the start of the season.

They feel that committing to a September start would make it impossible to plan for an unbroken league season.

A spokesman posted on Facebook: “After many discussions between the committee, captains/ representatives and players we believe that planning the league for its usual September start time is not an option for us at this time.

“Due to Covid-19 issues, travelling to venues, potential regional lockdowns and the fact England and Wales continue to have different rules regarding the outbreak make it impossible to plan for a smooth and unbroken league season.

“The plan will be to reassess the situation towards the end of this year with a view to hopefully starting the season in the new year if safe to do so.

“By making our decision early we hope it gives venues time to 'look after themselves' at this difficult time, provide a safe playing environment for its players and keep snooker alive locally.

“We hope that players are able to support their local clubs through regular practice nights and in house competitions.

“Hopefully this gives the Oswestry & District Snooker League the best chance of continuing in the long run with its full complement of venues and players.”