Government asks Premier League players to take wage cut
This has split opinion among some, but surely it’s right that the top earners should forego a portion of their salary to help amid this crisis.
Welcome along to this live blog, which will provide updates from the Premier League’s video call meeting today.
Football is a distant second in society at the moment, as coronavirus continues to cause problems through Europe and the world.
But for those keen to find out when the Premier League will resume, we might get a little closer to finding out today. Stick with us for all the latest.
Uefa letter on when to restart season
A joint letter from Uefa, the European Club Association and the European Leagues says plans are underway to resume seasons in July and abandoning competitions should be a ‘last resort’.
The elite European football leagues have suspended fixtures indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic and on Thursday the Belgian league abandoned its season, proclaiming Club Brugge as champions.
However, the Belgian league had one round of fixtures left to fulfil before the play-offs between the top six clubs, which have been scrapped. Brugge were 15 points clear of Gent.
Reuters and the Associated Press have obtained the letter - which was sent to clubs and national associations hours after the Belgian football association declared Brugge as title winners - that said Uefa are ‘focusing on scenarios encompassing the months of July and August, including the possibility that the Uefa competitions restart after the completion of domestic leagues’.
Uefa believes it is ‘premature and not justified’ to abandon domestic competitions and it is of ‘paramount importance’ the league campaigns are completed.
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