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English Football’s Premier League confident of restart in June

Chief Executive of the Premier League is “confident” of a restart to the season next month, it has been reported.

The Premier League, suspended on the 13th of March, had previously envisioned 12th of June as a possible restart date and the Chief Executive of the Prem, Richard Masters, is confident of resuming play on this date.

“There is some momentum. We’ve taken the first step,” Mr Masters said.

“It’s great for everybody, including the fans, to see our players back on the training ground.”

However, Mr Masters said they’d only resume the season as long as it is “safe to do so.”

With the German top division having kicked off last weekend, many European and international leagues look set to follow suit with no reports of any of the players having received viral infections.

Players from English clubs returned to training this week, training in small groups of no more than five with sessions lasting no longer than 75 minutes for each player.

The head of the Premier League finished by saying: “We wouldn’t have taken the first step to get back to training if we weren’t convinced we had created a very safe environment for our players.

“It is the first step and we have to be sure when we go to contact training we have completed those processes.”

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