YORK City's season in the Vanarama National League North has been suspended indefinitely, the National League have confirmed.

Over two weeks ago, the National League suspended action in its three competitions until Friday, April 3 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, with almost all sport coming to an end in order to combat the spread of the pandemic.

However, as widely expected, no return to action looks imminent, with the league's authorities now moving to suspend the season indefinitely.

No decision has yet been made as to whether the National League will follow all other leagues below it in having their seasons expunged, with no clubs being promoted or relegation throughout the pyramid as a result.

Last week, York - the current National League North leaders - seemed to suggest that it had made a case for promotion after stating that "the club has made a strong case regarding how the season may be brought to a close, in light of York City FC's position in the league".

A statement on the National League's website released yesterday afternoon read: "The National League Board met earlier today and has reviewed its prior decision to suspend the competition until at least 3rd April 2020.

"In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely.

"The National League is currently obtaining specialist legal advice, is consulting regularly with The Football Association and other stakeholders, and is committed to involving its member clubs in a pending decision on how best to conclude the 2019/20 season."