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Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Executive Director Glenn Lungarini announced Tuesday that all winter sports will be paused until Jan. 19, and said he believes that is a reasonable date for when high school sports should be able to resume.

Competition would be able to begin no sooner than 10 days after the start of practices, Lungarini said during a Zoom press conference with reporters Tuesday afternoon.

The decision to postpone the season was approved Tuesday morning by the CIAC Board of Control, which has been collaborating with the state Department of Public Health, the governor’s office and the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) Sports Medicine Committee. According to guidance issued in September, the season was set to begin with practices on Nov. 21 and games on Dec. 7, but the CIAC had stated earlier this month that the scheduled start date was going to be delayed due to new guidance from DPH, with the final date left up its Board of Control.

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