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Premier League Season Suspended Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus

Premier League Season Suspended Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus

The return of Premier League football now has no definitive date following on from today's crisis meeting.

Initially football in England was suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak but in a new statement, the Premier League say the current campaign will only resume when it is safe to do so.

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A statement from the Premier League read: "It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May - and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

"The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

"The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.

"With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.

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"However, any return to play will only be with the full support of Government and when medical guidance allows."

It's also been confirmed that a £20 million donation will be given to the NHS, with £125 million being pumped into the EFL and the National League to help clubs struggling financially.

Thirdly, the league, along with the PFA, are in talks with the players over taking a 30 per cent pay cut in order to further support the NHS in these tough times.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has been trying to get in touch with other Premier League captains in the hope of organising an NHS coronavirus fund.

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Coronavirus

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