CELTIC’S quest for the unprecedented quadruple treble will have to go on hold – until November at least.
The Hoops were due to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Easter Sunday before football went into cold storage in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Edinburgh duo Hibs and Hearts are scheduled to meet in the other last-four tie to see who gets through to the Hampden silverware showdown.
Dates for the restart of the SFA’s most prestigious competition have yet to be agreed and, as CQN have pointed out over the past few months, the Scottish football bosses are determined for the games to be played in front of crowds.
The Tynecastle side are in the midst of a sensational civil war with the SFA following their court battle to attempt to rescind the decision to demote them from the top flight after completing the crisis-hit campaign four points adrift of Hamilton Accies at the foot of the Premiership.
If the Edinburgh club are in the Championship, their meeting with their city rivals would not be expected to go ahead until early November, along with the other semi between Neil Lennon’s men and Derek McInnes’ Pittodrie club, according to a report in The Scotsman.
The top division will kick off on August 1 while the fixtures in the second tier are due for October 17.