Premier League

English football suspended to April 30

English football was postponed until April 30 "at the earliest", that is the decision of the emergency meeting between Premier League clubs, but the 2019/20 campaign will be extended indefinitely.

Officials from all 20 Premier League top-flight clubs had a meeting on Thursday over a conference call to come up with a strategy for completing the fixture list after the coronavirus pandemic has led to the suspension of almost all sport not only in England, but in almost every other country.

The decision that has been made is that the Premier League, the EFL and women's football will be postponed until April 30 "at the earliest".

As part of an agreement with the FA deadline for resuming the matches has also been extended indefinitely.

Premier League released the statement on Thursday saying: The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19”.

“We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. “

So what does that mean now?

The Premier League was due to return on April 3, but the period was extended to April 30. It means that there will not be any professional football until April 30, following the government guidelines.

Also the season will be extended indefinitely beyond June 1 to complete this campaign.

However, it is the best decision as it gives them the opportunity to monitor the situation and see how they should proceed. This is a significant first step as 'there is a collective desire to finish the season'.

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