No professional football in England till May 1st
The decision was taken by the representatives of the English top flight during a meeting between Premier League clubs and officials on Thursday.
According to a statement issued after the representatives of English football sat together with the clubs on Thursday, the professional game has been suspended in the country until April 30.
It further claimed that the decision was taken to prioritize the health and welfare of supporters, staff and players in the current uncertain times.
Surprisingly, while the statement was unexpected, what many didn’t expect was that it would come less than a week after the Premier League suspended the top-flight until April 3rd.
The statement further shed light on how the football higher-ups in the country plan to complete the season which many fear might be canceled altogether.
As per the FA’s Rules and Regulations, it is the duty of all involved to see the season reach its end point not later than the 1st of June.
However, as the statement put out at the end of today’s meeting shows, the Football Association is ready to relax its rules in order to help the currently halted season reach its conclusion.
It claimed that the meeting party has agreed that this limit would be indefinitely extended to solve the problem which, if left unresolved, could cost both the clubs and the league billions of dollars in fines and revenue losses.
As we have reported in these pages before, several Premier League clubs have hatched a plan which they believe would help the ongoing season reach its completion.
The plan which was to be submitted at today’s meeting called for all the remaining games to be organized behind closed doors in the Midlands.
It further put forward a suggestion that to end the fixture pile-up, every club should be asked to play no less than two games every three days.
Premier League faces a gigantic fine of 750m from Sky Sports and BT Sport if the ongoing season is declared null and void.
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