May 18, 2020 / 11:34 AM / 13 days ago

Soccer-Celtic named champions as Scottish season ends due to COVID-19 pandemic

May 18 (Reuters) - Celtic have been named champions of Scotland after the clubs voted on Monday to end the season early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Professional Football League said in a statement here

“The SPFL has today announced that, following consultation with all 12 top-flight clubs, the Board of the SPFL has determined that the 2019/20 Ladbrokes Premiership has been concluded with immediate effect,” the league said.

“The decision means that Celtic are crowned 2019/20 champions and Hearts have been relegated to the Ladbrokes Championship.”

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Jon Boyle

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