Premier League to hold UK government talks as behind closed doors return eyed within weeks
Another aspects is an increase in testing, with Germany’s management of the virus having opened up the possibility of the Bundesliga returning in May.
And despite the planned meetings, there must be progress outside of sport and in wider society for sports to resume in the near future.
The Premier League are determined to play out the remainder of the season behind closed doors, with early June mooted as a potential restart date.
But they must overcome several problems first, with clubs to need time to get their players fully fit again while there are countless other issues to deal with – not least broadcasting.
There are 92 fixtures remaining, with 47 of those scheduled to be shown live by Sky Sports and BT Sport.
And Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden this week suggested that matches could be shown on free-to-air TV.
But BBC Sport warn that the remaining 45 matches will not necessarily be shown on other channels, because the Premier League are wary of their existing commercial contracts.
Published at Sat, 25 Apr 2020 11:05:00 +0000