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EPL Clubs Agress to Returns to Close Contact Training

All English Premier League (EPL) clubs have unanimously voted for a resumption of the league, they also agreed that they will start contact training as ‘Project Restart‘ moves to phase two. Players will be able to “train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact,” a statement said.

the EPL are now discussing on how to resume the season proper when “conditions allow”, though, the English Premier League (EPL) players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week for the coronavirus. So far eight people have tested positive after a total of 1,744 tests across the league was carried on the players and the staffs. The third round of results is expected to be released today Wednesday.

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The decision to return to contact training was agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the Professional Football Association (PFA), the League Managers Association (LMA) and the government. Plans for the third phase of Project Restart include a step towards normal training and build-up to competitive games.

Speaking on Friday, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told news men that he is confident about the league resumption, he said they are looking at June 12 before to resume the league in full. The English Premier League (EPL) still has 92 fixtures still to play.

Squads started non-contact training last week for the first time since the Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the pandemic. Clubs will discuss further issues on Thursday including the use of neutral stadiums, how to decide the season in the event of curtailment and voting on rebates to broadcasters.

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