All of English football, including the Premier League was suspended till the weekend of the 3rd of April but now that deadline has been missed – as per reports.
The Premier League, EFL and other tournaments had been put on hold due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic but now that date has been suspended till the 30th of April.
A statement after the meeting, published by the Premier League said: “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
“We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
“We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.
“The FA’s rules and regulations state that “the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June” and “each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season”.
The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA are committed to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season as soon as it is safe and possible to do so
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 19, 2020
“However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.
“Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.”
Will the Premier League finish its season?
There have been fears that the 2019-20 season might not be finished in time but it seems like all the authorities have made a collective effort in order to finish the remainder of the games – not only in the Premier League but also in the other domestic leagues.
The EURO has been postponed till the summer of 2021 while the Champions League and the Europa League finals have also been pushed by a month.
And now that the FA have lifted the June 1st deadline, we can be more than confident that the Premier League along with the EFL and the FA should be wrapped up in it’s entirety.
More updates to follow.