Linfield boss David Healy has warned football chiefs must act now to prevent the Irish League season from descending into farce.
The former Northern Ireland international last night rejected a statement from the Northern Ireland Football League released on Friday, stating a decision on the remainder of the Irish League campaign would be taken on June 30. He claimed it had little substance and branded it an "embarrassment"
Healy's boys were last in action back in early March, when they registered a 2-0 win away at Carrick Rangers.
When the Government imposed the lockdown, the Blues held a four-point lead over Coleraine with seven games remaining.
With the pressure on to finish the campaign, the NIFL will dither until the end of next month before making a commitment.
Healy would prefer to finish the job on the pitch but, due to Government restrictions, the former Manchester United and Rangers star feels there is a growing sense of realism and inevitability that a resumption may not be an option. However, he warns that it would be "totally inappropriate and unacceptable" to void or cancel the season.
"I think every club is asking for the same thing now, and that is clarity. We need NIFL to make a decision now, not the end of next month. There is no point delaying and delaying," said Northern Ireland's record goal scorer.
"People know that under the Government restrictions, football is a long way off. We have to face facts - it's going to be impossible to see out this season.
"That's why we need decisions. We need to begin preparation for the 2020/21 season, which now becomes crucial, not just to Linfield, but to every club in the League.
"It's important that we follow UEFA guidelines in all decision taking, both in terms of domestic competitions and European qualification.
"If the authorities decide to end the season now, then sporting performance to date must be the key factor in any decision making - the games that took place, results, appearances and goals. The league table cannot be ignored or removed from the record books.
"Having played 31 games, which is over 80 percent of the campaign, it would be inappropriate and unacceptable to void or cancel the season."
Scotland and Wales have already taken the decision to abandon their respective league campaigns and the NIFL will have little option but to follow their lead under the current restrictions.
Healy added: "Scotland and Wales made big decisions and have gone along with naming their title winners and relegated teams.
"The English Premier League have the finance and the budget plus the television money to hold off. They will try to complete the season.
"In Scotland and Wales, rewards and honours were allocated on the basis of what had been achieved over the course of the season.
"The achievements from every player from August to March must be respected, acknowledged and recognised. It cannot be overlooked.
"Like most clubs, I have players out of contract. There are players we are looking to bring to the club. Some of their futures are hanging in the balance, so the delaying tactics are frustrating everyone.
"If the season is to be called, planning needs to commence for the 20202/21 season.
"We pride ourselves on our league, and the improvements have been substantial in the four or five years that I've been here, but the authorities cannot keep kicking this decision down the line. Now is the time to make the big call.
"We know it's not going to please everyone, regardless of what decisions they come up with. Over 80 percent of the season has been played, so to kick that into touch would be a disaster.
"In an ideal world, we would love to finish the campaign, but with restrictions in place, it's highly unlikely. We must take into account not only the health and safety of footballers, but management, backroom staff, board members and supporters. We need to make sure we don't do anything to add to the already disastrous numbers that have been struck down by the disease."