England EPL and domestic leagues suspended until April 30, season extended indefinitely

England EPL and domestic leagues suspended until April 30, season extended indefinitely.

Professional football within England was initially suspended until April 4 last week but with the coronavirus showing little sign of abating, the FA have pushed that suspension back to the end of next month.

A joint statement from the Football Association, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game bodies reiterated a commitment to resume the current season but only when “it was safe to do so”.The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19,” began the statement.

“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.”

England EPL and domestic leagues suspended until April 30, season extended indefinitely

The statement added that while the suspension of football was set to be extended to April 30, the season had been extended indefinitely, suggesting an intention is to complete the 2019-20 season in its entirety.

“The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that ‘the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June’ and ‘each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season’.

England EPL and domestic leagues suspended until April 30, season extended indefinitely.

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.”

 

England EPL and domestic leagues suspended until April 30, season extended indefinitely

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