English Football League Set To Meet This Week Regarding A Coronavirus Update
By Mike Parrott
The English Football League are set to meet this week and resolve any questions regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic that has currently shut down the league until further notice.
The EFL have released a statement regarding the future of the English Leagues in relation to the current coronavirus pandemic. The League announced that nothing has been officially decided upon yet, and that the decisions will be made later this week.
"It is with that in the forefront of the League's mind that it notes the intense speculation that has appeared across the local, national and international media over the weekend.
"While the League and its board understand there is a strong desire from both the media and general public to understand what may happen next, there have, at this current time, been no decisions taken."
The EFL have shut down football from the past weekend with no word regarding the eventual return of the other leagues in English football.
EFL chairman Rick Parry said:
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"These are indeed challenging times for the League, its clubs and the game as a whole. However, now is the time for cool heads and calm reflection, rather than speculation as we look to steer our competitions and clubs through this period of uncertainty."
The EFL has said that further updates will be given later this week after the board meet at the end of this current week.
"The League also feels it inappropriate to respond to the many hypothetical solutions being suggested whilst the many unknowns remain. Given the fast paced environment and parameters we are currently working within, it is simply not practical to give a running commentary on what may happen."
Post-3 April plans for the EFL remain unconfirmed.
"The league also feels it inappropriate to respond to the many hypothetical solutions being suggested."
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"In the immediate short term we will continue with our contingency planning to deal with the implications the outbreak of Covid-19 has presented the EFL and its clubs, in addition to liaising with the government, health authorities and football partners.
"A further update will be given once the EFL Board has met this week."