Premier League Restart Date Have Been Suspended Indefinitely, Due To The Growing Spread Of The Coronavirus Crisis.

The 2019/20 Premier League season, will not restart at the beginning of May as initially scheduled, following a meeting between league shareholders on Friday.

All football activities in England which has been suspended since 13th  March, will now mean that, the FA Cup will be stuck at the quarter-final stage for a bit longer, promotion and relegation issues are unresolved and Liverpool nervously await the chance to win their first league trophy for the first time in 30-years.

The restart date will remain indefinite, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic increases, and will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so, which is in line with the public agencies, government guidelines and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game acheive a collaborative solution.

Apart from the season return, the Shareholders also discussed, financial help to clubs and to NHS in fighting coronavirus and aid to EFL and National League clubs.

The Premier League also unanimously agreed to consult their players regarding a 30 per cent pay cut, which would be achieved through a combination of conditional reductions and deferrals, to protect employment throughout the professional games.

The shareholders also reached a decision to advance funds of £125 million to the EFL and National League as it is aware of the severe difficulties clubs throughout the football pyramid are suffering at this time.

A statement from the Premier League website reads;
"Further to that assistance, the League remains committed to supporting the National Health Service, its staff and helping people in communities, not least those who are most vulnerable."

"The League, clubs, players and managers express huge appreciation for the heroic efforts of NHS staff and all other key workers who are carrying out critical jobs in such difficult circumstances."

"This includes a direct financial contribution to the NHS and funds to enable clubs to refocus their efforts and develop significant outreach programmes to help communities, including those most in need, the funding will enable both immediate and longer-term support during the crisis."

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