Premier League to return as Government gives competitive sport behind closed doors

Premier League to return as Government gives competitive sport behind closed doors

- Premier League has been given green light to restart

- UK Government has announced that competitive sports can now return

- This will happen with all stipulated guidelines in place

The UK Government has finally given a go ahead for competitive sports to return behind closed doors, with June 17 date set for restart of the Premier League.

Fans went into wild jubilations last week when EPL chiefs confirmed that the action will return on Wednesday, June 17.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters revealed games would be played behind closed doors to avoid a second spike - with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden giving the plans the seal of approval at today's No10 briefing.

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The decision was however reached as restrictions will be put in place with social distancing maximally observed.

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Mr Dowden said: "I can now make it official: football is coming back."

"Football, tennis, horse racing, Formula One, cricket, golf, rugby, snooker and others are all set to return to our screens shortly."

According to SunSport, the new EPL fixture upon return will also see Aston Villa take on Sheffield United in the first games back after the break.

Plans were in place for the season to resume on Friday 19 June, but the Telegraph claim that has been scrapped.

It was also gathered that Premier League chiefs are working on an idea in which the season will ends latest August 2. Premier League organisers might have concluded plans to play the remaining 92 games in the 2019-20 season within 35 days.

Former England international Gabriel Agbonlahor who contracted coronavirus in March has disclosed that he never felt so ill in his entire life.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that former Aston Villa goal poacher Gabriel Agbonlahor was down for ten days following effects of the coronavirus, but he has now fully recovered.

Chelsea star N’Golo Kante and Watford’s Troy Deeney have stated that they will not return to training and Agbonlahor has empathized with the pair.

A number of players have aired their opinion on the proposed restart of the league including Tottenham’s Danny Rose who believes players are at great risk of contracting the virus.

As it stands, most teams have nine matches left to play except for a couple of clubs which have played one game lesser than their counterparts.

Plans to show all the games on TV is on the front burner since the fans will not be allowed into any match venue in the heat of COVID-19.

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