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The Scottish Cup will resume on March 23, the SFA has announced.

All levels of the men’s game except for the first two levels were put on hold in January due to growing concerns over coronaviruses.

However, it was announced on Tuesday that the SPFL League One and Two and Highland League clubs that remain in the competition are allowed to resume play immediately.

Major Country Cup competition will resume on Tuesday, March 23 to complete the exceptional ties of the second round before the third round is contested on the weekend of April 3.

The last two weekends of April will see the fourth and fifth rounds of the competition come to a close before the semi-finals which take place on the weekend of May 8.

The 2021 Scottish Cup final will end the season at Hampden Park on Saturday 22 May.

An SFA statement read: “Following yesterday’s announcement that the remaining SPFL League One and Two and Highland League clubs are allowed to resume play immediately, the Scottish Cup is now ready to start over this month.

“The competition will resume on Tuesday March 23 to complete the exceptional ties of the second round before the third round is played on the weekend of April 3.

“The last two weekends of April will see the fourth and fifth rounds of the competition come to a close before the semi-finals which will take place throughout the weekend of May 8th.

“The 2021 Scottish Cup final will end the season at Hampden Park on Saturday 22 May.”

The competition will see the introduction of concussion substitutes on a trial basis, after approval by the Scottish FA Board and confirmation by the International Football Association Board. [IFAB].

In the event of an actual or suspected concussion, clubs will be permitted to use a maximum of two concussion substitutions, regardless of the number of substitutions already made.

The opposition will be allowed to make another change at the time a concussion substitution is made.





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