The latest sporting event to be cancelled in North West Queensland due to COVID-19 is the 2020 Cloncurry Merry Muster Festival rodeo, scheduled for the first weekend in August.
Making the announcement on their Facebook page the Muster said that after much discussion and with great consideration given to the health and welfare of everyone involved in the delivery, competition, sponsorship and attendance of the festival, the Committee has made the decision to cancel this year's event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"With the most recent directives of the Australian Government and associated health officials considered, moving ahead with plans to hold the Festival during these uncertain times would not be feasible, practical or responsible," the CMMF said.
"The Committee would like to pass on their sincere thanks to the entire CMMF team, including everyone from local volunteers to major stakeholders and financing partners, for their support and understanding during this time."
Cloncurry is one of the three biggest rodeos in Australia along with Mount Isa Mines Rodeo and the Warwick National Finals in October.
Earlier in the week Mount Isa Mines Rodeo said they would make a call by the end of this week.
The Merry Muster was due to be held July 31 to August 2 with the Mount Isa Rodeo a week later.
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