Breaking: PL clubs determined to play out the season but June 30th finish not discussed
The 20 clubs currently in the Premier League have met today to discuss the plans for restarting this season's Premier League and it appears a decision - of sorts - has been reached. Although nothing is yet confirmed.
With Liverpool sitting 25 points clear, needing just 2 wins to clinch number 19, it is a precarious situation, and one that ensures that not everybody will be pleased.
But the Premier League clubs have reiterated their desire to finish the season, as the clubs were all represented today by video link.
Various models of ways to complete the current season were discussed. A spokesman for the Premier League said (via Sky Sports): "We are acutely aware of the distress COVID-19 is causing and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic.
"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. "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.
"In response to the pandemic, the Premier League, our clubs and players have provided vital support for communities and the NHS and will continue to do so after matches recommence."