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How the Premier League plans to finish the season and when new one could start

How the Premier League plans to finish the season and when new one could start? The details have come out in reports published over the weekend.

It aims to resume top-flight matches from the 1st of June and complete all fixtures in a six-week period, and ambitiously start the 2020/21 season on the 8th of August.

It is yet to mention whether the English Football League would follow in the same footsteps, though as we all know, football chiefs in England agreed to extend the 2019/20 season ‘indefinitely’ given all football has been suspended until at least the end of April.

This plan also includes completing all FA Cup matches, with the competition postponed ahead of the quarter-final round.

According to the Telegraph, all matches will be played behind closed doors, and the government would need to ‘sanction the presence of emergency crews’ within stadiums.

The plan is understood to comply with broadcasting requirements for both this and next season, as that campaign would be allowed to begin on time. This would avoid any possible financial disaster which has been rumoured were the season be declared null and void and go unfinished.

Over 5,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom so far, with the latest statistics showing 233 deaths.

To summarise:

– Matches resume from June 1 and are played in six-week timeframe
– All games, including remaining FA Cup fixtures, completed four weeks before start of 2020/21 campaign
– Every match played behind closed doors with government needing to sanction presence of emergency crews
– 2020/21 season starts, as scheduled, on Saturday, August 8

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