CELTIC are still waiting to hear when they can play their delayed Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen which was originally scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12, at Hampden.
The last-four confrontation – as well as the Hibs v Hearts tie – had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which forced Scottish football into lockdown in mid-March.
Any rearranged fixtures would have to fit in around the Premiership fixtures which will see the nine-in-a-row champions kicking off the new campaign with a game against Hamilton Accies at Parkhead on Sunday, August 2.
Scottish football’s governing body has promised the prestigious competition for season 2019/2 WILL be played to a conclusion.
Although the league calendar has now been released, the SFA have still to find a proposed date where the ties would be played, according to a report in The Scotsman.
In May, SFA president Rod Petrie put forward the suggestion of delaying the last-four matches until 2021 to allow the glamour ties to be played in front of fans.
However, but comments from Ian Maxwell, the ruling body’s chief executive, hinted at a preference to reschedule the semi-finals before the end of the calendar year – with or without crowds being allowed into the national stadium.
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Scotland is on the brink of entering Phase Three of lockdown easing and there is a possibility of supporters being allowed back into grounds before the turn of the year.
Neil Lennon’s men, of course, are only two games away from a phenomenal quadruple treble if they overcome the Pittodrie outfit and beat either of the Edinburgh clubs in the Final.