Premier League Chiefs Takes Final Decision on EPL Resumption Date

Premier League Football

The Premier League was on Friday, April 3 suspended indefinitely following a crisis meeting on the coronavirus. Chiefs have however agreed to resume the season eventually, but only when it is safe to do so.

Initially, football in England was put on hold at least until April 30, but after talks, the date does not seem practical with the coronavirus pandemic not relenting.

"The Premier League's overriding priority is to aid the health and wellbeing of the nation and our communities.
The 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so," a Premier League statememt released on Friday said.

It is understood the restart date is under review by several stakeholders and announcements will eventually be made in the future.

"The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution," the statement further read.

In the meeting, it was also agreed that a KSh 2.5 billion (£20 million) donation would be issued to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK to aid in the battle against the coronavirus.
A further £125 million will be pumped to the EFL and National League to help clubs which are struggling financially.

The Premier League will also ask players to take a 30% pay cut to help their respective clubs cope with the current suspension of the season.