Cardiff Blues’ Guinness PRO14 encounter against Zebre on Saturday, March 21, has been postponed due to travel restrictions enforced by the Italian government.
In a statement, the club said: “Unnecessary travel had previously been barred in 14 provinces, including Parma, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and this has now been expanded to the entire country.
⚠️ Cardiff Blues’ @PRO14Official encounter against @ZebreRugby on Saturday, March 21, has been postponed due to travel restrictions enforced by the Italian government.— Cardiff Blues (@cardiff_blues) March 10, 2020
Tickets for Cardiff Blues versus Zebre will remain valid for the rescheduled fixture date pic.twitter.com/HUpo3P3b1i
“These restrictions are in place until Friday, April 3, 2020. It is hoped the fixture will be rescheduled for a European weekend in April or May.
“Cardiff Blues remain in contact with PRO14 Rugby who continue dialogue with the FIR (Italian Union), Zebre Rugby Club, Benetton Rugby and World Rugby to monitor situation on a regular basis.
“At the current time, all other scheduled matches, events and bookings at Cardiff Arms Park will go ahead as planned.
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“We continue to follow advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health Wales, as well as that of local government.
“Precautionary measures are in place and all staff, spectators and visitors to the site are encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene.”