On Friday the Premier League clubs had a conference call meeting to discuss ways in which to end the suspended 2019/20 football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 representatives of their teams came together and took part in a conference call to finding the best possible ways of resuming the season rather than voiding it.
ThevPremier League clubs are committed to completing the remaining fixtures but did not consider the exact date for the play to resume as the U.K. government lockdown restriction remains intact.
“Today’s Shareholders’ Meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models. It remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage, all dates are tentative while the impact of Covid-19 develops.” said Premier League Spokesperson.
“In common with other businesses and industries, the Premier League and our clubs are working through complex planning scenarios,”
“We are actively engaging with stakeholders, including broadcast partners, and our aim is to ensure we are in a position to resume playing when it is safe to do so and with the full support of the Government.”
“The health and wellbeing of players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters are our priority and the League will only restart when medical guidance allows.”
During the meeting, there were no discussions on the complications of the season running beyond 30 June as some contracts will be ending, but the World soccer’s governing body FIFA has stated that contract should be adjusted until end of the season but it opens a challenge with the English law.
The Football League (EFL), which represents three divisions below Premier League, said that there will be no training before 16 May “at the earliest”. And if there be changes they will be given two-to-three weeks to prepare which the earliest may be in June.
Article Accredited To: Mamorobela Lethabo