A logo is pictured on UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, April 15, 2016. Photograph:( Reuters )
UEFA has asked the Premier League and other European leagues to come up with a definite plan on how they plan to conclude the halted-season by May 25.
UEFA has asked the Premier League and other European leagues to come up with a definite plan on how they plan to conclude the halted-season by May 25. The dreaded virus has wiped out the entire sporting calendar with the resumption of live action under dark clouds.
UEFA president Aleksander Caferin and general secretary Theodore Theodoridis have had talks with the Premier League and other leagues in Europe as they asked them to chalk out a detailed plan on how they want to conclude the current campaign.
A statement from European football's governing body said: "National Associations and/or Leagues should be in a position to communicate to UEFA by May 25, 2020, the planned restart of their domestic competitions — including the date of restart and the competition format."
UEFA has asked clubs to communicate a plan by May 25 as to how they plan to restart domestic competitions. The footballing body has also asked association such as the Dutch FA, to "explain the special circumstances justifying such premature termination" by the same deadline
UEFA’s Executive Committee will next hold a conference call on May 27 to take a concrete call on whether European competitions can be completed in August.
A UEFA working group has made ‘strong recommendation’ on completing domestic season but the authorities would prefer halted domestic competitions to restart ‘with a different format’ rather than cancelling it.
UEFA has also asked the 12 host cities of next summer's delayed European Championship to confirm their participation by Thursday