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Premier League restart date moved back again after fresh coronavirus meeting

Premier League restart date moved back again after fresh coronavirus meeting 1

The Premier League have announced they don’t expect to restart the season until after the beginning of May. Shareholders for the Premier League held a meeting this afternoon in which they discussed an array of topics including when the season could restart.

Games in the English top flight have been suspended since March 13 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

With the UK currently in lockdown, Premier League teams have closed down training ground with players staying at home.

It was originally suggested games could have restarted as soon as this weekend but that was quickly pushed back to April 30 at the earliest.

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But the Premier League have now released a statement insisting it is extremely unlikely games will start back up again before the beginning of May.

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The statement read: “It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

“The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

“The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.

“With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.

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