YORK City Knights' wait to discover how their 2020 season will be resolved continues to go on after a Rugby Football League (RFL) meeting again deferred the decision.

Rugby league action has been suspended since mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic and while the Betfred Super League have announced their return behind closed doors on August 2, the Betfred Championship and League 1 are yet to make a call.

Crucially, the sport's governing body have not made a decision regarding promotion and relegation between Super League and the Championship.

Having surveyed the 25 clubs in the Championship and League 1, the majority believed that playing matches behind closed doors would be "impractical", RFL chair Simon Johnson said in a statement, "given the costs and other logistical issues".

But, a "small majority" would prefer to "hold open the possibility of resuming the season given the changing situation regarding the costs of antigen testing and the possibility of playing in front of crowds."

In the trade press, there have been reports of some kind of competition taking place among the Championship and League 1 clubs in the autumn and winter, with Johnson saying that the majority had expressed support for this, should it be meaningful.

The RFL board will meet again for further updates over the next two Mondays, on July 13 and July 20, "with a decision to be made at the latest by July 23 - both on the resumption of the Championship and League 1 season, and on promotion and relegation between the competitions", added Johnson.

The RFL also confirmed that the "six again" rule had been passed upon the sport's restart and that scrums had been suspended.