NEWS
Sunday April 19 2020
Milan: 'In favour of resuming season'

Milan President Paolo Scaroni is “in favour of resuming the season, with health and safety reassurances,” meaning 17 out of 20 Serie A clubs are eager to play.

The coronavirus pandemic in Italy has gone past the peak and numbers are dropping, with half of all cases localised in the Lombardy region.

With the lockdown order expiring on May 3 and a protocol drawn up for how clubs should proceed with testing, training and playing behind closed doors, Calcio is expected to resume at the end of May.

Brescia – whose President Massimo Cellino has tested positive for COVID-19 – and Torino are the only hold-outs remaining, with Sampdoria sitting on the fence, on whether the 2019-20 season should reach a natural conclusion.

Milan had been neutral on the situation, but President Scaroni confirmed their position in an interview with news agency ANSA.

“Resuming the season depends on the development of the pandemic, and therefore, with the authorities. Milan is a football club, whose primary vocation is playing football.

“Therefore, if there are health and safety reassurances, we are in favour of resuming the season.”

A summit will be held on Tuesday between the Serie A clubs, then a decision made on Wednesday between the various divisions, FIGC, CONI and Government.

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