Premier League set to be given green signal to resume season on June 12

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London, United Kingdom Published: May 11, 2020, 05.08 PM(IST)

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The Premier League is set to be given the nod to resume the halted 2019-20 campaign on June 12 with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson set to reveal further details of his roadmap in Parliament on Monday. 

The Premier League is set to be given the nod to resume the halted 2019-20 campaign on June 12 with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson set to reveal further details of his roadmap in Parliament on Monday. 

Johnson on Sunday addressed the public while revealing a plan to guide the country out of lockdown in the approaching months. Following Johnson’s roadmap revelation, a government paper on elite sports is likely to be published on Tuesday, as per reports. 

The plans and roadmaps will give a green signal for the resumption of professional sports, including the Premier League, on June 12, subject to safety conditions being met and COVID-19 cases in the country not rising drastically.

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However, Premier League clubs are also set to meet on Monday to discuss the ‘Project Restart’ as some are expected to argue against playing matches at neutral venues. Reportedly, relegation-threatened clubs are against the idea of playing crucial fixtures, that could define their league status, away from their home stadiums. 

The Premier Leagues needs 14 clubs to support the current proposal to go ahead with the plans but there is a growing fear that the threshold will not be met and a restart could be pushed further back.

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The proposal of scrapping relegation has been rejected by the Premier League and EFL and all the parties need to be on the same page for a possible restart of the halted 2019-20 Premier League.

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