A statement released on the English Premier League official website on Friday, March 13, stated that all remaining games in the 2019/2020 season game has been suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak.
The statement which has the signatory of the Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters noted that all remaining matches in the league have been suspended following a piece of medical advice given to the body after a meeting with the shareholders as regards the outbreak of Chinese killer disease.
Richard, however, disclosed that the league will resume on April 4, 2020.
The statement reads thus: “Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.”
Speaking about affected persons in the English Premier League, Richard said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.”
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”
“Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.”
He added, “In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.”