Premier League hoping to resume the season in June

Simon Francis

Simon Francis

Due to the continued spread of the disease now termed a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Corona virus aka COVID-19, the Premier League after a meeting with shareholders on Friday, 13th March, 2020, chose to suspend the premier league till 4th April, 2020, "subject to medical advice and conditions at the time".

The Premier League want the season to be finished, especially with major financial and legal repercussions if the season was to be scrapped.

This would then allow for a four week pre-season before starting the 2020/21 campaign in early August, which would make things a lot easier in terms of fulfilling broadcast contracts with TV companies and also the issue of some players' contracts expiring on 30 June.

Former Arsenal manager Wenger, now FIFA's chief of global football development, told talkSPORT: 'Yes of course, I believe that is the priority now for the Premier League to finish the season.

"I don't see how you could essentially move on to next season without finishing these games".

The current campaign is now suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the United Kingdom and across the globe, with football authorities declaring the season will not resume until April 30 at the earliest.

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UEFA's decision on Tuesday to postpone the European Championship and push the tournament back to 2021 opened up space for domestic leagues like the Premier League to be extended "and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition", the FA and Premier League said.

English football authorities reached an unprecedented agreement to extend the season "indefinitely" yesterday in an effort to complete all competitions disrupted by the virus outbreak that has brought sport nearly to a standstill worldwide.

And with the continued spread, all 20 clubs in the Premier League had a video conference on Thursday, March 19, and reached a decision to postpone the league further until April 30, at least.

'We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

A statement from the official body read, "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".

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