The Premier League will resume talks over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at its next club meeting on April 3.
According to The Telegraph, the Premier League is tentatively scheduling a plan which involves games starting from June 1, behind closed doors, to allow it to finish the season in time for the start of the new season on August 8.
Again this is sounds pretty unrealistic.
Former Manchester United player Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for COVID-19 and the list of footballers contracted to the coronavirus is growing.
Sky Sports News adds that a return date of June 1 is one of several dates put forward for consideration, but clubs did not discuss this in detail at their last meeting on March 19.
Uefa’s cancellation of EURO 2020 gives its members the opportunity to play fixtures over the summer and end their domestic campaigns.
But without any guidance from the UK government, it seems like the Premier League are buying time with their plans to restructure the league. A lot has to happen to change the usual format as they’ve made their intentions clear to finish the current season.
It is hoped that they will have more details from the government and Uefa at the meeting in early April, which is likely to be done as a video conference again.
The plan being ‘considered’, as per The Telegraph, means there would be a six-week window to get the season finished up by the second week of July, which would please broadcasters.
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