Friday, 27 March 2020


EFL Statement: Season Won't Restart Until 'Conditions Allow'

EFL Statement: Season Won't Restart Until 'Conditions Allow'

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic continuing to take its toll on all forms of professional sport around the world the Premier League, EFL and PFA held a meeting earlier today and discussed the growing seriousness of COVID-19.
Professional football was initially scheduled to return on or after Thursday, 30th April, however, the powers that appear to have admitted defeat and will now seek to restart the season when 'conditions allow' as the nation continues to battle the virus.

The statement, released via the EFL's official website, EFL.com, states; It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.

The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.

The leagues will not recommence until 30th April at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.

Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their Clubs, players, staff and fans.

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