OREANDA-NEWS. The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has cancelled another match due to the coronavirus: the meeting between Avangard and Salavat Yulayev scheduled for January 12 will not take place, the league said in a statement.

The Ufa club has received 26 positive tests for coronavirus (20 hockey players, five coaches and one team representative). The league will review the decision to play this game at a later date, as well as other previously cancelled games. In total, the number of cancelled games has reached 13.

The CHL also noted that matches of clubs where there is a threat of mass infection will be cancelled and possibly held at another time, while clubs where the epidemiological situation is stable will continue to play.

On Tuesday, January 11, the league will hold a meeting with KHL clubs about the epidemiological situation and scenarios for the end of the regular championship and playoffs.

Earlier, the league was forced to cancel more than a dozen matches due to COVID-19 outbreaks in several teams. In particular, four Avtomobilist games, two CSKA games, two Salavat Yulaev games and three Dinamo Riga games were cancelled. Last November, a meeting between Traktor and Salavat Yulayev was also cancelled, with the Ufa club suffering a technical defeat.

The CHL said on January 8 that because of the COVID outbreaks, various clubs are discussing possible scenarios, up to and including the suspension of the championship.