The United Kingdom government has approved the restart of the English Premier League 2019/20 season after it was suspended following the emergence of the coronavirus.
The ‘cautious’ Boris Johnson-led administration gave the EPL the go-ahead to resume behind closed doors as early as June 1.
This was outlined in a 60-page roadmap that was unveiled by the Government on Monday afternoon in which various protocols were outlined including the return of professional sport.
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The document also indicated that the government will continue to monitor the situation to determine if it was safe to reopen businesses and other public places adding that opening of venues such as sports stadia “may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections”.
Meanwhile, Premier League’s clubs that had been planning for a return to action no earlier than the week beginning June 8, are meeting on Monday to continue their discussions around Project Restart.
Liverpool who were enjoying a comfortable 25-point lead ahead of reigning champions Manchester City need six more points to secure the Premier League title, which translates into two wins while a win could potentially do it should City lose.
More: The Mirror