The Premier League has wanted, at all times, to recover the usual rhythm of the competition as soon as possible. Therefore, they dared to mark the April 30th as a return date, although the spread of the coronavirus will prevent it. The Premier League, EFL and PFA (Association of professional footballers) have held a meeting this Friday and have agreed that the league won’t start on April 30. Therefore, its relaunch will still have to wait.
At the meeting they agreed that the competition will resume only when it is safe and conditions permit. There is no new date to start the championship. The three agencies have set a new meeting next week in order to “formulate a joint plan to deal with difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans. “In the Premier there is great concern about the economic impact that clubs in England are suffering from the suspension of the competition. And they already warn that they will have to take “difficult decisions”. A coordinated plan to cut wages is not ruled out, faced with the need to lower them to make sports projects viable.
In England, for the moment, About 14,500 coronavirus infections have been diagnosed, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and 759 people have died. The infected peak is far from reaching its highest point, so setting the competition for a month from now was far from reality.