Premier League ‘Could’ Resume On June 17th

After almost three months of no training or playing football due to the global pandemic, Premier League football have set a provisional date of 17th June 2020 for the league to resume, but only after all safety requirements are met.

Safety Requirements Must Be Met

The Premier League clubs agreed the date but only if new safety measures are firmly in place beforehand. There are currently 92 games left in the season to be played and the foregone conclusion is the season will conclude at the beginning of August 2020.Chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Masters said,“ Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the premier League on Wednesday 17th June. But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.”If all safety requirements are met, the first matches to play will be between Sheffield United v Aston Villa and Manchester City v Arsenal, subject to approval from the government.

Behind Closed Doors

Unfortunately, all matches will be played to empty stadiums, but will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, BT Sports, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.Guidelines on all safety aspects are yet to be issued by the government, but all the safety measures will be in line with the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.To finish the season at the end of July/beginning of August will mean six weekends and three midweek sessions. Liverpool are currently in the lead with 25 points clear. The Reds are could clinch league victory for the first time in 30 years if Manchester city lose to Arsenal, the first game set to resume.Premier League clubs have reiterated how proud they are of all their loyal supporters of the Premier league and it’s important to ensure as many fans can watch the match as possible.

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