English Premier League Given Green Light By UK To Resume Its Season Starting June 1 – With No Fans
The English Premier League has had its season suspended for almost two months. That could all change very soon as the Premier League has received the green-light from the United Kingdom government to resume its season, behind closed doors, starting June 1.
Players have been allowed to return to their respective clubs’ facilities for training purposes for a while now, all while being forced to practice social distancing.
In a 50-page document released by UK Prime Minister Boris Jonson, who himself had his battle with COVID-19, he detailed the various things that need to occur if the EPL wants to resume its season. Such things include “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind-closed-doors for broadcast while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact.” None of this can happen however until June 1.
The league’s 20 clubs are supposed to vote on how to resume the season in the coming days, including voting on possibly playing games at neutral sites rather than at the home stadiums of certain teams to limit the spread of all parties involved.
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Some details still need to be ironed out and released to the public, but the one thing that is for certain, is that there will be zero fans permitted at any match should the Premier League come back.
If the Premier League wanted to complete its 2019-2020 season, there are still 92 games that would need to be played.
Any decision that needs to be made needs to be approved by 14 of the Premier League teams. The EPL will be the second European soccer league to return as the Bundesliga in Germany is set to resume its season this coming weekend.
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