EPL to hold Meeting today Thursday
The English Premier League (EPL) clubs have agreed to meet discuss what happens if the league is terminated prematurely, they will meet today Thursday to discuss it and see how to avoid undue pressure of any sort. All clubs will be given a say in a detailed debate over how to finalise the league table if the season cannot be completed, though it is widely expected that relegation will not be scrapped.
A fixture list for the first few rounds of the rebooted season are also due to be confirmed, along with kick-off times and broadcast plans, though it is understood there will be some leeway for clubs to offer feedback. The opening two matches are already set and is going to be between Manchester City and Arsenal which will be on the 17th of June.
EPL are ready to follow the return-to-play protocols as it has been presented them and no complains came from the statement, clubs in the EPL have been told that breaches of the strict biosecurity requirements would incur sanctions. The number of people allowed inside the stadium during a match will need to be limited to about 300, according to documents sent to clubs.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said that the scrapping of relegation if the season has to be cancelled due to a second wave of coronavirus cases was “a significant topic” and would need to be debated by the clubs. For the premature termination to happen at least 14 clubs would need to back such a move as it will affect the league when it comes to relagation.
The governing body has said they have a decisive ‘golden share’ in any vote. English Premier League (EPL) clubs coaches are desperate to complete the season by the end of next month to avoid the risk of increased rebate payments to broadcasters, and want to avoid any delays because of disagreements over curtailment. The EPL still has a total of 92 matches before the league finally rounds up with Liverpool topping the league with 25 points.