Coronavirus: Dubai and Cape Town rounds of 2021 World Sevens Series cancelled
Last Updated: 29/07/20 10:23am
The Dubai and Cape Town rounds of the 2021 World Sevens Series have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Rugby said on Wednesday.
Rugby's governing body said it would continue to focus on delivering the remainder of the 2021 series, with a working group formed to review contingency plans and evaluate preparations for the sport's safe return.
The Dubai and Cape Town rounds had been scheduled for November 26-28 and December 4-6 this year.
In a statement, World Rugby said: "The decisions were taken in line with relevant government and international public health authority advice and with the health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wider public taking precedence. Both hosts are due to return to a full Series schedule beyond this season."
Tournaments in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were cancelled on the men's tour, while the women's circuit lost rounds in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong.