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Team Scotland forced to pull out of World Women’s Curling Championship

Scotland had been fielding a three-member team since the event in Canada got under way on Saturday.

Team Scotland forced to withdraw from World Women’s Curling Championship due to Covid outbreak iStock

Team Scotland has been forced to withdraw from the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship following a Covid outbreak.

Scotland had been fielding a three-member team since the event in Prince George, Canada, got under way on Saturday after skip Rebecca Morrison and alternate Fay Henderson tested positive ahead of the competition.

Further testing has now resulted in two more positive cases.

In a statement on Monday, Scottish Curling said: “It has been agreed with the organisers that Team Scotland will not take part in any further matches in order to protect the safety of our athletes, our staff, all other competitors and those involved in the event, as well as to maintain the integrity of the 2022 World Championships.

“All team members are being fully supported at this time and we would like to extend our particular thanks to Beth Farmer, who due to unforeseen circumstances will now not be able to take part in the championships, having travelled to Canada at short notice while the event was already under way in a bid to help Scotland compete.

“Arrangements are currently under way to organise the team’s return to Scotland as soon as it is safe and possible for them to do so.”