Premier League debunks claims 2019-20 season will be canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Premier League debunks claims 2019-20 season will be canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

- Premier League organisers have debunked rumours the 2019-20 season will be canceled

- The English topflight has been on suspension owing to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus

- Liverpool are sitting atop of the log with 25 points clear of defending champions Manchester City

- Scrapping the season could leaves Liverpool in danger of missing out on the crown

Premier League organisers have debunked claims they are planning to have the remainder of the 2019/20 season cancelled over coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign, like many other across Europe is currently suspended in an effort to combat further spread of the virus which has claimed thousands of lives globally.

With the epidemic not slowing down, there has been suggestion the Premier League could be cancelled altogether.

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Recently, Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino sparked panic among football fans when he suggested Premier League chiefs are set to announce an end to the season.

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Udinese, an Italian club and EPL's Watford are owned by the same family and Marino divulged to Italian media the English league campaign was finished.

"In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious.

"I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus," Metro UK quoted him saying.

The Premier League have now been forced to deny the reports, with a spokesperson telling Manchester Evening News there was no such statement in the works, terming Marino’s comments as ‘inaccurate.'

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Cancellation of the ongoing campaign will certainly through Liverpool's title hopes into jeopardy as they are looking to be crowned champions for the first time in nearly 30 years.

The Reds currently sit on the summit of the charts with 82 points and enjoy a 25-point advantage over closest challengers, Man City.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the 2019/20 Premier League season could return in June with talks over the campaign's resumption already in advanced stage.

Premier League is among the major sporting events forced to suspend following the global outbreak of coronavirus.

No Premier League match has been played for close to a month now, with Leicester City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday, March 9, the last tie to play.

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