Premier League may restart June 1

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp The Premier League could be allowed to resume as of June 1 by the Government.But games will be played without fans present, to avoid social contact in large crowds. The matches will, however, be broadcast.The Premier League are meeting today as they look to map out the way forward, although there will be no vote as to whether to resume the season on June 12.Burnley’s last game came on March 7, before football in the UK was shut down indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic.But the Premier League have maintained that they want to finish the season whenever safe, with a number of ideas floated, including behind closed doors games, at neutral venues.It is believed that the use of neutral venues is still a sticking point, with the bottom six sides in the Premier League also keen to take the prospect of relegation out of the equation should the season not be completed. Burnley are one of the clubs keen to resume, with boss Sean Dyche saying last week: “There are lots of ideas and lots of thoughts. We are very pro the idea of moving forward, when we can of course and when it’s safe, and the players are clear minded about that as well. They want the season to carry on and finish.“I had a Zoom call the other day wanting to make sure they were feeling right about things, because there are lots of variables and very personal situations sometimes – if you’ve had family affected or part of your family affected.“Everyone was of the same thought. Everyone wants to get back training and they want the season to go ahead.“They understand the importance and for themselves as well, as individuals.“I was a player for 20 years and, like most people in a workplace of whatever kind it is – and as enjoyable as football is it is a workplace – you get used to that rhythm of life, that going in and training, the feel-good factor and being part of a group, although that will have to build to that, we understand that with the distancing and things. “That day-to-day feeling of what it is to be player; it’s not just the game – although the game’s the most important – but it’s that feel-good factor of training, being well and sharing those experiences with another group.“I think these are things that become highlighted when you can’t get that, and I think our players are thirsty to get back to that and to get back playing at some point.”Tags: CoronavirusEnglish Premier LeagueEPLResumptionlast_img

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