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UK Government ‘Gives Greenlight’ For Premier League Restart In June


The UK Government has given the greenlight to the Premier and EFL action to resume in June.

Reports say clubs are being sent protocols to follow to help protect their players from coronavirus.

The Premier League have already launched the ‘Project Restart’.

Several Premier League players have accordingly
voiced their concerns about games returning.

Reports say many feel the Project Restart decision is being rushed.

But UK Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, is believed to have seemingly ignored those worries, claiming the Government are behind football returning in June.

Dowden is quoted by Express Sports as saying “The Government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June.”

Oliver Dowden

“This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.”

Dowden hosted a video call with the Premier League, EFL and the FA on Thursday to discuss games returning.

According to reports, he has now urged the relevant leagues to put their plans in place for a June return.

The Premier League and EFL have also been told to reach an agreement with television companies to ensure there are free-to-air matches.

The Secretary is further quoted as saying “It is now up to the football authorities to agree and finalise the detail of their plans.”

“There is combined goodwill to achieve this for their fans, the football community and the nation as a whole.”

“The Government and our medical experts will continue to offer guidance and support to the game ahead of any final decision which would put these plans into action.”

“We all agreed that we will only go ahead if it is safe to do so and the health and welfare of players, coaches and staff comes first.”

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