PNGRFL in consultation from all key stakeholders involved, took the initiative to suspend all competitions and put on hold the rugby league calendar as of the 18th of March until the 5th of June 2020.
Today marks a very important milestone for rugby league in PNG during these very uncertain times for sports as a whole globally. PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka acknowledged all the stakeholders involved in ensuring that the competition resumes in compliance with all health and safety protocols in place for all concerned authorities and stakeholders including the public as a whole.
PNGNRLC Chairman Adrian Chow outlined some of the measures PNGNRLC will be taking to meet SoE guidelines and health and safety protocols with the resumption of the 2020 Digicel Cup Competition.
With a shorter season there will only be regular 11 rounds before the finals.
The venues for games will be limited to Port Moresby and Lae for the 4 opening rounds.
PNGNRLC is also taking a cautious approach to crowd capacity.
Chairman Tsaka also emphasised on other rugby league competitions within PNG to take note on the resumption of the 2020 rugby league season