Premier League bosses to make big changes to rulebook following Covid-19 crisis

The Premier League rulebook is set to have some changes as the league look to protect themselves from another coronavirus crisis.

Matches are currently being played behind closed doors and Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has admitted further changes may be needed.

It was estimated that the division would have lost £1.3billion had the season not restarted, with many other leagues around Europe failing to resume.

And, with Wimbledon having banked £114m worth of compensation due to paying for pandemic insurance, Masters has spoken about potential changes that the Premier League may make.

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The Premier League were facing an unprecedented situation when Covid-19 hit and the league was halted in March.

Many will hope things return to normal sooner rather than later, though the league are ensuring they will be prepared.

Masters said: “I think in a rulebook that doesn’t deal clearly with curtailment, it’s imperative that the Premier League sets itself up for next season and for the future.

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“No-one knows what the future will hold, so these sorts of instances must be more clearly dealt with.

“Everyone has had to compromise, but whether someone might run an argument about certain aspects of it (Project Restart), I don’t know.

“We’re really focusing on getting the season finished and moving forward.

“But we will have all of the experience we have gained over the last three months to put into our approach to 2021.

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