Premier League to wait on government advice before resuming the season

Premier League clubs will only return to training and resume the season “with government guidance”.
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But there remains the desire to complete the current campaign.

No decisions were made at today’s meeting of Premier League Shareholders, though clubs discussed possible steps towards planning to return to action, when safe and appropriate.

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A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League’s priority is the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.

“The League and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers.

“The League welcomed the creation of the Government medical working group for a return of elite sport, which met for the first time this morning.

“No decisions were taken at today’s Shareholders’ meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding "Project Restart".

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“It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.

“The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019/20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the Government’s support.”