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

The government support the Premier League return

The government announced that they are 'opening the door' for the Premier League to return in June, but if only the safety measures are strictly followed.

 

Oliver Dowden, who is the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, hosted a meeting with the football autoritues on Thursday to discuss the plans for Premier League and EFL restarts.


 

Dowden made a statement regarding their plans saying: “Today’s positive meeting I hosted with the football authorities progressed plans for the resumption of the professional game in England.

 

“We all agreed that we will only go ahead if it is safe to do so and the health and welfare of players, coaches and staff comes first.

 

“The government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June.

 

“This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.



 

“It is now up to the football authorities to agree and finalise the detail of their plans, and there is combined goodwill to achieve this for their fans, the football community and the nation as a whole.”

 

Meanwhile, many Premier League players and coaches raised their concerns of the resumption of the current campaign.

 

'Project Restart' propose that the players should return to full training on Monday, as the fixtures will resume in June.


 

However, there were some concerns raised around safety protocols and having enough time to prepare for a return to action as the managers of the 20 Premier League clubs and some of the senior players held a video meeting on Wednesday.

 

It was reported that the Premier League is targeting June 19 as a possible returning date for the 2019/20 season.