Premier League suspended indefinitely

Premier League suspended indefinitely

- The League will only resume when it is safe to do so

- Advance funds will be sent to the EFL and National League to help the clubs which are struggling financially

- A hefty sum will be donated to the NHS to aid in the fight against the coronavirus

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The Premier League was on Friday, April 3 suspended indefinitely following a crisis meeting on the coronavirus.

Chiefs have however agreed to resume the season eventually, but only when it is safe to do so.

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Premier League suspended indefinitely

The Premier League season will only resume when it is absolutely safe. Photo: Getty Images.
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Initially, football in England was put on hold at least until April 30, but after talks, the date does not seem practical with the coronavirus pandemic not relenting.

“The Premier League’s overriding priority is to aid the health and wellbeing of the nation and our communities. The 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so,” a Premier League statememt released on Friday said.

It is understood the restart date is under review by several stakeholders and announcements will eventually be made in the future.

“The Premier 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,” the statement further read.

In the meeting, it was also agreed that a £20 million donation would be issued to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK to aid in the battle against the coronavirus.

A further £125 million will be pumped to the EFL and National League to help clubs that are struggling financially.

The Premier League will also ask players to take a 30% pay cut to help their respective clubs cope with the current suspension of the season.

As YEN.com.gh reported, the likes of Manchester United already have their high-earning players willing to take up a significant cut in their wages.

Other clubs like Newcastle United, however, had to furlough non-playing staff after the suspension on football.

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