The Football Association of Wales National Cup Board (NCB) has decided to cancel the JD Welsh Cup competition for the 2020/21 season.

An FAW spokesman confirmed the cup would not be contested for the first time since World War Two.

A statement read: "The decision to cancel the competition was made as the ongoing public health crisis has made it impossible to make the JD Welsh Cup viable.

"Currently, whilst the country remains at Alert Level 4, only clubs with an ‘Elite Status’ designation are permitted to play under the Welsh Government Coronavirus Control Plan.

"Following discussions and lobbying by the FAW, the Welsh Government have made revisions to the number of people who can gather indoors and outdoors at Alert Level 2 of their Coronavirus Control Plan. The 30 people outdoors and 15 people indoors limits have been lifted to 50 and 30 respectively.

"This is a significant development for the return of senior competitions and the FAW is currently reviewing the impact of this change on its roadmap for the return of football."

The decision means the highest ranking non-qualified domestic championship club will qualify automatically for the 2021/22 UEFA club competitions.

As such, the third placed team in the JD Cymru Premier League will automatically qualify for the new UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying Round and teams in fourth to seventh will compete in the Play-Offs for the remaining UEFA Europa Conference League position, all subject to receiving a UEFA Club Licence.

The NCB also decided to cancel the FAW Women’s Cup and FAW Futsal Cup competitions.