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

Premier League set to finish in August

'Project Restart' have new plan on when the Premier League might finish and the date they set is August 22.

 

The Champions League final is due to take place only a week after the Premier League final, which means on August 29.


 

According to the Daily Mail, there is an initial proposals that the top-flight league must end by the end of July, but the Premier League chiefs have altered their plans to insert ‘delay buffers’ into the schedule.

 

These buffers will allow to reschedule the matches more easily and in order to overcome the possiblity of any complications arising if games are delayed because players test positive for COVID-19 once football has returned.

 

The report claim that the players have been informed for the plan to finish the Premier League until August 22 during a video meeting in Zoom.

 

Recently, there have been some concerns from the players about the returning of the league, but as it seems now they have been convinced of the season finishing.


 

The Government’s Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden claims that a ‘good progress’ is being made as the Premier League target mid-June as a returning date.

 

On Monday, the clubs will vote for the returning to training.

 

“I had some very constructive discussions on Thursday with the FA, the EFL and the Premier League,” said Dowden in an interview for Sky News.

 

“We are working hard with them to try and get it back, aiming for mid-June, but the number one test if public safety.


“They, like a lot of other sports we’re looking at returning behind closed doors, have met with Public Health England several times to look at the safety.

 

“If we can sort that out then we will look to resume by mid-June. We’re making good progress.”