The 2019/2020 season of the English Premier League has been postponed indefinitely due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the world.
The indefinite suspension was confirmed on Friday after a conference call by officials from all 20 English top-flight clubs who opined that the previous date of resumption was impossible.
It will be recalled the English Premier League had tentatively picked April 30 as the return date for the league season after it was suspended due to COVID-19 infections.
Naija News reports Liverpool were top of the Premier League table, leading their closest challenger, Manchester City by 25 points before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus breakout.
After Friday’s meeting, club officials agreed that the 2019/20 league will not resume until it was safe to do so.
A statement from the league said: “It was acknowledged that the English Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/2020 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
“The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops, and we work together through this very challenging time.
“The English top-flight 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.
“With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.”
“Meanwhile, any return to play will only be with the full support of the Government and when medical guidance allows.”
Source: Naija News