All Football Activities In England Including The Premier League Will Not Resume Until April 30th.

The Premier League in conjunction with other football bodies in England, have reached a decision to suspend the 2019/20 season until April 30 at the earliest.

Following an emergency which was held over a conference call on Thursday morning, which had the attendance of all 20 Premier league clubs, to discuss the way forward in completing the remaining fixtures for the 2019/20 season, arrived at a decision to extend the previous date which was initially set for April 4th, by almost four weeks and with the coronavirus set to hit its peak.

The Premier League statement after the conclusion of the meeting said;
"We're 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.

"We've collectively supported UEFA in postponing Euro 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

"The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that “the season shall terminate no later than June 1” and “each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season”.

"However, our Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019-20 season in relation to professional football. Additionally, we've collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than Thursday, April 30.

"The progress of Covid-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.

"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.

"We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19."

All Premier League loving fans, we now have to wait for a minimum of 43 days, for the Premier League returns.

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