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Greyhound board cancels Tuesday racing following PM's nationwide address

Tuesday's greyhound racing has been cancelled
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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has cancelled all greyhound racing on Tuesday following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic.

GBGB managing director Mark Bird said on Monday night: "In responding to tonight's PM's announcement we have to suspend all racing as this is the responsible thing to do. However, there remains a need to clarify the government position in terms of 'gatherings' and 'work'.

"I have contacted our contacts in Defra and DCMS and await their urgent clarification on these points. The GBGB has planned for this eventuality and we are ready to meet it head on.

"I firmly believe that the UK greyhound racing community are of the same stoic mind. Let's remain calm and we will carry on."

Bags cards at Nottingham, Kinsley, Sunderland and Sheffield were scheduled for Tuesday, while the other eight meetings in Britain were cancelled including Poole, Henlow, Crayford and Monmore.

Greyhound racing continues in Ireland with evening cards at Tralee and Shelbourne Park on Tuesday.

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There remains a need to clarify the government position in terms of 'gatherings' and 'work'
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