The league announced on Friday that the preliminary hopes of returning on April 30 had been impossible.
After previously focused on a return on April 30, the Premier League announced on Friday that play will not resume by that date and matches continue to be suspended indefinitely.
The Premier League originally announced their suspension on March thirteen following Arsenal’s announcement that manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for the illness.
In the weeks since, the outbreak has all however shut down many countries throughout the world, with soccer only nonetheless being played in a handful of leagues, and it will keep the Premier League postponed till further notice as it has become clear that the preliminary target would not be realistic.
“It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is secure and appropriate to do so,” the league announced.
“The restart date is beneath constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic develops and we work collectively through this very challenging time.
“The Premier League is working carefully with the whole of professional soccer in this country, as properly as with the Government, public corporations and different relevant stakeholders to make sure the game achieves a collaborative solution.
“With this, there is a mixed objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition. However, any return to play will only be with the full assist of Government and when medical guidance allows.
“The sporting and financial implications for Premier League clubs as nicely as for The FA, EFL and National League had been considered at today’s meeting.”
In addition to the Premier League’s announcement, the EFL, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship additionally validated their decisions to suspend competitions till further notice.
The Premier League’s aim is to nonetheless play on this season, with most leagues round the world hoping to complete their seasons at some point this summer.
The Jupiler Pro League, the top tier of Belgian football, became the first major soccer league to end its 2019-20 season early, with the announcement that Club Brugge had been declared champions on Thursday.
Following extensive discussions, the Belgian league’s board of administrators stated the decision had been made as it was unlikely matches would be in a position to take place before the end of June except they had been played behind closed doors.
As matters stand in the Premier League, Liverpool set 25 points beforehand of second-place Manchester City with Leicester and Chelsea rounding out the top four.