English Premiership

Premier League clubs to meet 3 April to discuss contingencies

2020-03-24 06:19
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Fred of Manches
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Fred of Manchester United looks to the crowd as missiles are thrown form the stands during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

English Premier League clubs will gather again on Friday, 3 April to discuss next steps amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It was announced last week that English professional football had been put on hold until Thursday, 30 April at the earliest.

It is understood the 3 April date had already been pencilled in as one of the league's regular shareholders' meetings but will be used as the latest of the competition's emergency gatherings to discuss contingencies following the Covid-19 outbreak.

Last week the Football Association board said it had agreed on an indefinite extension to the 2019/20 season, which under its regulations should have been completed by June 1 at the latest.

World governing body FIFA has established a working group to look at adjustments that will be needed to player contracts in the likelihood that domestic campaigns across Europe extend beyond 30 June, when standard deals expire.

FIFA is also looking at adjustments to the summer transfer window.

The PA news agency understands the idea of the 2019/20 season being declared 'null and void' was not discussed last week, but it has been reported that among various modelling that was looked at, options around 'curtailment' of the season were examined.

While the Premier League has kept a date on its potential return, football in Spain is on indefinite hold.

A joint statement from the Spanish federation and La Liga released on Monday morning saying it would await government advice on when the competition should restart.

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