Friday April 3 2020
Premier League on indefinite hiatus

The Premier League has announced that the 2019-20 season ‘will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so’.

The English top flight had initially hoped to resume on April 30 at the earliest, but that is no longer realistic due to the coronavirus pandemic not yet peaking in the UK.

This afternoon, it announced in a statement that the campaign had been placed on hiatus until ‘it is safe and appropriate’ to start up again.

Regarding possible pay cuts, the Premier League stated it had put across to its 20 member clubs ‘conditional reductions and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of total annual renumeration’.

Finally, the league vowed to pay £125m to England’s lower-league bodies – the EFL and National League – and a further £20m to the country’s healthcare system.

Serie A, on the other hand, has yet to issue a statement on the above since announcing on March 10 that it would try to postpone fixtures until the end of May.

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