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Our Priority Is The Health of Players And Fans – EPL

Bruno Fernandes and Paul PogbaThe EPL has reiterated its stance to complete the 2019-20 season, which has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

EPL clubs recently met to discuss the way forward but they concluded that no decisions were made and nothing can be restarted without government approval.

According to a recnet statement from the league, EPL’s priority remains the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.

The league added that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are important to the process of retarting things and they will be further consulted before decisions can be effected.

The statement read, “It was reiterated that the thoughts of all are with those directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Furthermore, the Premier League’s priority is the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.

“The League and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers.

“The League welcomed the creation of the Government medical working group for a return of elite sport, which met for the first time this morning.

“No decisions were taken at today’s Shareholders’ meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding ‘Project Restart’.

“It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.

“The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019-20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the Government’s support.”

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