Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Premier League won't resume in May

The Premier League came up with a statement about the remaining season, and according to the latest update the campaign is not going to resume in early May.

 

On Friday all 20 clubs and the league associates held a press conference about the crisis caused by the coronavirus.

 

The Premier League discussed many problems, such as returning date, wages and the other divisions.


 


When will the Premier League return?

 

The Premier League came up with the decision that the season will not resume in early May.

 

“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,” was said in the statement.


 

Wage cuts

 

It was clear that there are going to be salary cuts, as the clubs are in difficult position due to the financial problems caused by the pandemic. The Premier League said that there are going to be wage cuts in order to support all workers.

 

“To protect employment throughout the professional game, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to consult their players regarding a combination of conditional reductions and deferrals amounting to 30 per cent of total annual remuneration.”

 

What about the other divisions?

 

The Premier League voted to advance funds of £125 million to the EFL and National League in order to support them as the clubs are facing a lot of difficulties.