English Football Temporarily Suspended Until April 30

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The officials from all 20 English top-flight clubs spoke over a conference call on Thursday on how to complete the season after it was suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was decided that the Premier League, the EFL and women’s football will continue to be suspended until April 30 “at the earliest”.

The statement read; “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”.

“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.”

Sports activities have been nearly grounded globally following the outbreak of COVID-19 which has infected over 200,000 around the world.