Premier League still targets to complete the season in July
The English Premier League is still pressing on with plans to restart the season in June with hopes to complete the campaign by the end of July.
The Premier League has penciled June 12 as a potential date to restart the season. With opposition from players and other factors involves, the target date is currently under threat.
Currently, the Watford captain, Troy Deeney, has made it clear he will not join in training to keep his family safe from coronavirus. Watford’s manager has also put across he will not insist on players reporting back for training.
Despite the opposition, there are plans to still kick-start everything in June no matter the outcome.
Premier League Chief executive, Richard Masters is hopeful the season can still kick-off next month and be completed in July.
Leaving room for next season to start sometime in August or early September.
“Obviously what we want to do is ensure the season is completed in a way which preserves other competitions. But also preserves out the ability to start and deliver 38 match rounds next season in a proper calendar”. Said, Richard.
For the Premier League to meet their usual calendar next season, it could mean games could be “rushed” in away.
“Given we are trying to get the season away in a slightly truncated situation, we may look at some interesting scheduling options.” Added Richard.
“Nothing we can confirm yet, but we’ve got to make it work for everybody.”
Despite plans to kick on, one manager has claimed players will not be ready to play until six wees at least.