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Premier League in “Project Restart”

The Premier League has stepped up its attempts to restart the season, in a task labelled “Project Restart”.

All top flight clubs are due to meet on Friday, to discuss in more detail the plans to finish off the 2019/20 season.

The Premier League has been suspended since 13 March, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The vision from the league would fit into Uefa’s  plans.

European football’s governing body declared after its Executive Committee met last week, that it preferred that all leagues were completed.

This would enable a smoother path for qualification for the Champions League and Europa League.

Government Contact With Premier League

The UK’s culture secretary has confirmed that he has been in touch with the Premier League over a restart.

Oliver Dowden said that had spoken to the Premier League in a parliamentary questions session.

Yet Dowden stressed that the relaunch of the Premier League, would have to be in adherence to government health guidelines.

The UK government has five test measures in place, which have to be met before lockdown can be eased.

These include making sure that the NHS can cope with levels of admitted patients.

Plus evidence that infection numbers are decreasing, and that lockdown adjustments would not result in second wave of coronavirus cases.

Arsenal, Brighton and West Ham have all opened their training grounds for players to regain fitness.

European Leagues Close to Resuming

The Bundesliga has said that its ready to complete the rest of its season from the 9 May.

Yet this is still subject to federal government approval.

In Italy, Serie A teams have been given permission to train individually on 4 May.

Team training can begin two weeks later, after the Italian government released its first measures in lightening lockdown measures.

The Dutch and Belgian leagues have already been cancelled.

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