Sky Sports have revealed that June 8 is the best-case scenario for when the Premier League season could restart after being halted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Previous reports have floated the possibility of the league resuming in June or July behind closed doors (Sun).
Sky Sports have now confirmed that all top-flight clubs held a video meeting on Friday to discuss the prospect of finishing the season.
Clubs were reportedly shown different models for games restarting and being played in June, July and August and assessed their possible pitfalls and benefits.
However, the Premier League are said to have made it clear that the season cannot resume until the UK Government confirms that it would be safe to do so.
With the Government deciding to extend the lockdown for at least another three weeks, until May 7, If the government recommended that training could resume after that date, then it is possible games could start again in early June, with training undertaken within guidelines to make sure players are kept a safe distance apart.
It is also revealed that all remaining matches could be played over a five-week period.
Spurs Web Opinion
It is understandable that clubs are desperate to get the season completed as they will lose out on a substantial amount of revenue otherwise. However, I cannot see how the season can be completed without it having a knock-on effect on the scheduling of next season. I believe clubs will eventually agree to void it if the lockdown isn’t lifted next month.
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