EFL, League One and League Two suspended over coronavirus

EFL, League One and League Two suspended over coronavirus

The Football League will suspend all games until atl least April 3 following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The EFL board voted unanimously to postpone at least two full rounds of fixtures in the Championship, League One and League Two, with the possibility of further extensions to the suspension.

Premier League had issued a statement late on Thursday stating that “all Premier League matches will go ahead as scheduled this weekend”, but came under increasing pressure to suspend the league even before Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus.

However after it became clear that staff – including players – at an increasing number of professional clubs across the country had shown symptoms of the virus it became increasingly clear that a blanket suspension across the professional game was imminent.

And a decision was taken after an emergency club meeting was covened on Friday, with the Premier League announcing that the “Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England.”

EFL, League One and League Two suspended over coronavirus.

The Premier League had issued a statement late on Thursday stating that “all Premier League matches will go ahead as scheduled this weekend”, but came under increasing pressure to suspend the league even before Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus.

However after it became clear that staff – including players – at an increasing number of professional clubs across the country had shown symptoms of the virus it became increasingly clear that a blanket suspension across the professional game was imminent.

And a decision was taken after an emergency club meeting was covened on Friday, with the Premier League announcing that the “Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England.”

The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England

“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,” read a statement on the Premier League website.

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