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The Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) has decided to cancel all home and away games of Brabant club teams this week following the current measures in Noord-Brabant in connection with the coronavirus.
The KNHB has taken note of the press conference of the Brabant Security Regions on 10 March, in which people from Brabant are called upon to observe ‘seven days of social abstention’.
The advice was: “Do not start new social contacts for a while and be cautious with existing social contacts.”
Events with more than 1,000 people are prohibited by the mayors of the security regions in Noord-Brabant, and the organizers of meetings with fewer than 1,000 people have also been asked to consider canceling them.
In response to the developments in Noord-Brabant, NOC * NSF advised all sports associations to respond to the call of the Security regions.
The KNHB then decided to cancel all matches of teams playing for a Noord-Brabant club up to and including Sunday 15 March.
This is a measure that has been taken for the teams concerned regardless of level and competitions.
This involves around 2,000 matches, including the Dutch big league matches and the cup competition.
All matches scheduled for Brabant teams in the coming days will be caught up at a later date. The KNHB will come as quickly as possible with the new dates per competition.
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