The popular Cardigan & District Pool League has been suspended until at least next month due to the coronavirus outbreak but the Cardigan & District Darts League is continuing.

Although a bleak picture is being painted in respect of the pool league it is hoped to complete fixtures at some time in the future.

As cues were left on racks and the two-horse championship race between leaders Red Lion and reigning champions Lamb A put on hold a league spokesperson said: “As a league our primary concern is for the health, safety and welfare of our players, their families and those that they may come into contact with.

“In the circumstances the committee have unanimously decided that the league will be suspended. In the first instance all matches up to and including the Veterans Cup on Tuesday, March 31, will be postponed.

“We will review the situation again at that time and be guided by health experts.

“The league programme will be completed once it is safe to do so,” he said.

An official of the darts league explained that there are numerous older people involved in pool whereas the darters are far younger, and this could account for the present situation.