The English League and clubs on a video conference which was held between the 20 “investor has consented to return on June 12 with games to be played away from public scrutiny at neutral grounds.
The choice was made by Premier League clubs and they discussed the rules and regulations upon the return for training, just as matches being played away from plain view because of the worldwide emergency.
The was uniform agreement at the meeting that matches will be held on neutral grounds away from congested urban areas as part of the league’s ‘Project Restart’ plan to resume playing.
West Ham’s London Stadium including Arsenal’s Emirates and the Etihad home of Manchester City are likely going to be the last scenes where the games will be played. Be that as it may, no club will be permitted to play in their own home ground.
Premier League clubs are already planning to start some form of formal training from May 18, with a target for the return of games to resume the season on June 12.
The clubs consented to meet again next Friday, and present the arrangement to the government for endorsement.
‘At a meeting of Premier League Shareholders today, clubs discussed possible steps towards planning to resume the 2019/20 season, when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
It was reiterated that the thoughts of all are with those directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Premier League’s priority is the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.
‘The League and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers. The League welcomed the creation of the Government medical working group for a return of elite sport, which met for the first time this morning.
‘No decisions were taken at today’s Shareholders’ meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding Project Restart. It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.’