SFA president Rod Petrie has confirmed the 2020 Scottish Cup will be played to a finish – even if it takes until next year.
Aberdeen were due to face Celtic in the semi-finals of the competition on April 12 with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian and Hearts meeting in the other last-four encounter.
The ties were postponed due to the coronavirus crisis after Scottish football was placed in shutdown on March 13. But Petrie insists a 2020 Scottish Cup winner will be crowned when football is safe to resume after the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said: “It’s the commitment of the SFA to play out our showpiece competition when it is safe to do so – and in front of spectators.
“We want to play the games but we don’t feel pressure to play them soon. We want them in front of the fans so if that means later in the year or maybe into next year then that’s fine.”