That announcement by JFF president Micheal Rickettes at a virtual press conference this morning signaled the end of the 2019/20 football season in Jamaica.
Rickettes says the decision was taken after consultation with the various stake holders and the full backing of his board of directors.
All competitions have now been deemed null and void and no champions will be crowned nor will there be any relegation or promotion.
One of the hardest hit by the announcement was the Red Stripe Premier League which had four rounds of regular season to play and PLCA Chairman Mike Henry who spoke to us live during our mid-day sports today, says there are aspects of the decision that concerns his body.
Henry says in the final analysis he has no choice but to accept the decision.
Waterhouse were leading the RSPL when it was suspended on March 12 a point ahead of Mount Pleasant Academy while UWI and Vere United were in the relegation zone with four regular season rounds of games to go.
Only two members of the JFF board of directors failed to vote for the cancellation when they met last friday to discuss the matter.
Ksafa president Wayne Shaw and St. Ann FA boss Danny Beckford had indicated they were willing to wait until at least the end of May
Nationwide Sports understands that 8 of the teams in the competition were not prepared to resume the league as it would cost in the case of Arnett Gardens another ten million, Cavalier 6 million and Molynes United 3 million.
It is reported that Harbour View, Tivoli Gardens, Mount Pleasant Academy and Humble Lion were the teams pushing for the resumption.