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  • David Tyrer

Breaking: Premier League suspended indefinitely during Coronavirus pandemic

After a meeting this afternoon, the Premier League has agreed that the top flight season will be suspended indefinitely until it is safe to restart the season.


It had originally been agreed that the season would get underway again by the end of April but a statement in the last 15 minutes by the Premier League has revealed that clubs have agreed what is basically a suspension, indefinitely.


Full statement regarding the restart of the Premier League: "It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.


"The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.


"The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution. 


"With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.


"However, any return to play will only be with the full support of Government and when medical guidance allows.


"The sporting and financial implications for Premier League clubs as well as for The FA, EFL and National League were considered at today’s meeting."



 

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