sport news FA wait on cup green light as national lockdown puts stop to non-elite sport

Government still to make a decision over whether FA Cup first round will go ahead in full after decision to stop non-elite sport for a month with national lockdown applies to ten clubs The Government have put in place a second national lockdown from Thursday  As part of the lockdown there will be a stop to non-elite sport for up to a month The FA are waiting to hear if this will affect ten clubs taking part in the first round 

By Chris Wheeler for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:48 GMT, 1 November 2020 | Updated: 08:49 GMT, 2 November 2020

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The Government will decide whether to allow the FA Cup first round to go ahead in full after imposing a second national lockdown.

The FA are waiting to hear if the decision to stop non-elite sport for a month from Thursday applies to 10 lower league clubs involved in the competition when it resumes 24 hours later with Skelmdersdale’s trip to Harrogate Town.

The Government has already confirmed that elite sport - the Premier League, EFL and National League - will be allowed to continue during lockdown.

The FA have asked if ten non-league sides can participate in the FA Cup during lockdown

The FA have asked if ten non-league sides can participate in the FA Cup during lockdown

But the FA

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