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COVID-19 updates: Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL collectively agree to postpone professional game in England

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FRI, MARCH 13 2020-theG&BJournal- Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with intention of returning on April 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

Premier League Chief Executive Richards Master said: ‘’Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID.

‘’In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.’’

Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.

In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.

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