Premier League concludes plan to show remaining matches on Free TV

Premier League concludes plan to show remaining matches on Free TV

- Premier League remaining matches could be shown live on free TV

- The organisers are considering this option to ensure fans remain at home when football returns next month

- The EPL has been on suspension since mid-March due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus

Premier League organisers appear to have concluded plans to beam the remaining matches live on free-to-air television when the league resumes next month.

The EPL has been on suspension since the middle of March owing to the outbreak of coronavirus that has sent many to their early graves.

However, unlike the German League which returned to the center stage last weekend, the English topflight is still deliberating when exactly football will return.

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It will be recalled that the UK government has given a green light on professional sport returning as from the first of June, the exact date for the Premier League is yet to be known.

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According to the secretary of state for digital, culture, media, and sports Oliver Dowden revealed that the government wants some of the games shown on free TV as well as the league's broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sports as reported by Sport Bible.

He added that airing some of the fixtures on BBC or ITV can help reach a bigger audience thereby stopping them from going to the stadium on matchdays.

"We are working hard with them to try and get it back, I am aiming for mid-June," he told Sky News.

"The number one test is public safety. I'm hoping that we can have something a bit more ambitious with some more free-to-air matches available so people can watch from home because that would be helpful in terms of discouraging people from leaving their homes.

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"What we are aiming for is to finish the season from behind closed doors from mid-June onwards."

Meanwhile, all 20 EPL teams are expected to converge on Monday for another crucial meeting over their plans to resume the season

They will also have to agree on the modalities to embrace when returning to training this week amid coronavirus.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have continued to do their best in ensuring their players avoid contracting or even spreading coronavirus when they resume training next week.

Although there is no specific date for the return of the Premier League yet, the UK government has confirmed that professional sports can resume from June 1.

However, the Red Devils have now stationed a COVID-19 testing centre right outside of the Carrington training complex.

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