Premier League bosses set June 1 date for restart of suspended season

Premier League bosses set June 1 date for restart of suspended season

- Premier League chiefs want the league to restart on June 1

- The continued spread of coronavirus force the competition to be suspended

- Liverpool are having an unassailable 25-point lead at the summit

Premier League bosses are reportedly considering June 1, for the resumption of the season and ensure it completes in just six weeks in anticipation of the next season, Telegraph reports.

With the deadly coronavirus killing over 13,500 people around the globe, all football activities in England have been suspended.

In the UK alone, there are 5018 confirmed cases with 240 deaths, and these figures have continued to increase drastically.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recommended social-distancing while ordering the shutdown of all public places across the country.

The league was earlier scheduled to resume on April 3, but that date is no longer feasible as coronavirus continues to ravage the entire country.

UEFA have postponed the Euro 2020 until next year in a bid to allow leagues finish across Europe and according to Telegraph, June 1 is being considered by Premier League chiefs for a restart.

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There are 92 matches left for the season to conclude with teams having nine or ten games each left with Liverpool having an emphatic 25 point lead above second placed Manchester City.

The Reds are just two wins away from clinch the title.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League players are ready to protest over concerns of the number of games they would play if the season resumes on April 30, The Sun reports.

Players are concerned that organizers of the league are determined to end the season during the summer and rush into the 2020-21 campaign despite the seven-week break.

According to the Sun, players have discussed with their union to help ensure there is a proper break before going into the new season.

It is believed the short term rest will raise a number of injury concerns and the fatigue will also lead to the quality of football. FIFA, UEFA and the EFL have been discussing on how the current would end due to the delay of matches.

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Top competitions like Euro 2020 and next summer's Copa America have been delayed a year, while Fifa's Club World Cup is on hold, all due to the rampaging virus which has now killed over 33,000.

Source: Legit.ng

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