Premier League clubs still planning to finish the season

In a meeting that took place on Friday 17 April, Premier League clubs remained unanimous in their desire to complete the 2019-2020 campaign.

However, the issue about completing the season before June 30th wasn’t brought up in the meeting.

It was decided that the league would not resume until the government and health authorities deemed it safe to do so, and there will be no action taken without the full support of the government.

A Premier League spokesperson said (via Sky Sports News): “We are acutely aware of the distress COVID-19 is causing and our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the pandemic.

“In common with other businesses and industries, the Premier League and our clubs are working through complex planning scenarios. We are actively engaging with stakeholders, including broadcast partners, and our aim is to ensure we are in a position to resume playing when it is safe to do so and with the full support of the Government.

“The health and wellbeing of players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters are our priority and the League will only restart when medical guidance allows.

“Today’s shareholders’ meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models. It remains our objective to complete the 2019/20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.

“In response to the pandemic, the Premier League, our clubs and players have provided vital support for communities and the NHS and will continue to do so after matches recommence.”

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