Premier League and EFL agree season resumption only when ‘safe and appropriate’ | Football News

No decisions yet made on players’ wages or format of season resumption; Talks to continue until end of the week

Last Updated: 01/04/20 8:36pm

Talks about the season’s resumption and players wages will continue this week

The Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and representatives of the game’s players and managers have all agreed that the season cannot resume until it is “safe and appropriate to do so”.

Senior representatives from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Premier League, EFL and League Managers Association (LMA) met on Wednesday to discuss the challenges facing the sport during the coronavirus pandemic.

All English football was suspended last month, with the Premier League and EFL announcing at the time that fixtures will not resume until April 30 “at the earliest”.

The resumption of the 2019/20 season was one of several issues discussed on Wednesday, but no decisions were made and talks are set to continue this week.

Player salaries were also high on the agenda, following a number of club owners and chairmen warning that a wage deferral is inevitable if clubs are to get through the current situation and survive the financial burden of the pandemic.

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