Premier League receives ‘provisional green light’ to resume in June

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Unless the COVID-19 pandemic worsens further in the next six weeks, the Premier League has received a “provisional green light” from the British government to move forward and resume the season with games in camera closed during the month of June.

It was the decision of a meeting between the league and the government, according to the Mirror, making clear that all of this is only temporary and entirely dependent on the course of the disease. The British government apparently expects the peak of the coronavirus epidemic to be “near” and “things will get better by mid-April”.

At the meeting on Friday, the league was said to have told clubs to start planning for a possible comeback in June, which would include restarting training in May.

If the league was able to resume in two months, the games should still be played behind closed doors (unless the situation improves “dramatically”), perhaps in a tournament style to keep players as isolated as possible, with all televised matches and some can even be broadcast in the clear on terrestrial television.

Obviously, this is far from being frozen, and the problem will need to be re-examined regularly and repeatedly over the next weeks and months, both to clarify the details of what it might actually look like and to reassess the general situation regarding the pandemic and the possibility of this plan.

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