Top-flight sides were briefed on the ‘Project Restart’ Priemer League plans, with the professional game in England suspended since March 13, say the Daily Mail.
The League emphasized that any return to training and match action would only take place if the Government gave the go-ahead. A statement read:
“The league and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers.
“The league welcomed the creation of the Government medical working group for a return of elite sport, which met for the first time this morning.
“No decisions were taken at today’s shareholders’ meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding Project Restart. It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.
“The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019/20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the Government’s support.”
Premier League clubs reconfirmed their pledge to the end of the 2019-20 season in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic at the shareholders’ meeting on Friday.