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Premier League official statement: Matches suspended for three weeks

8 months ago
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Official Premier League statement has stated that matches are suspended for three weeks.

The hope is for a return to action on the weekend of Saturday 4 April.

However, very dubious as to Premier League games kicking off again so soon.

So Newcastle United v Sheffield United off tomorrow.

Also, the FA Cup sixth round match v Man City.

Premier League official statement:

Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England

Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.

“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”

Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim is to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.

In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.

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