The Premier League announced on Thursday that the pause on the 2019-20 English football season will remain in place until at least April 30th due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The cut-off date for the campaign to be completed was also pushed back “indefinitely”.

Chief Football Writer for The Times, Henry Winter has claimed that suggestions that the Premier League could be back up and running by June 1st is simply not going to happen after speaking to contacts within the National Health Service.

During an appearance on Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement, Winter described it as wishful thinking for football to even consider returning before the middle of October.

He also shot down the idea of matches being played behind closed doors with the emphasis having to be on the already well-stretched and under pressure NHS.

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