Premier League and EFL suspended with immediate effect

AMIDST concerns over the Coronavirus, fixtures in the Premier League, EFL and FA Women’s Super League will be suspended until April 3.

Following cases rising at a number of clubs, a decision has been announced this morning. A statement posted on via www.premierleague.com confirmed:

‘Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, explained: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.

“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”

Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.

In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.

As well as domestic football, England’s forthcoming friendly matches with Italy and Denmark will also be postponed.

More to follow…

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Brian Jeeves

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