Today, the leadership of the English Premier League will hold a key meeting in the framework of the project of restarting the tournament was suspended due to the coronavirus.
It is expected that it will work out the details of the return of football, but with an eye on the position of the government. The government is also interested in the fact that football has returned, which would help to raise the morale of many citizens, despite the fact that in the near future the extension of the quarantine official in the country.
Details of the return of the football is scheduled to settle today, but the final voting is expected to take place on 7 may. While it is planned that the matches in the Premier League will be resumed from 8 June and clubs will be allowed to return to group training on may 18. At the same time, the leadership of the clubs have been advised to withdraw their players, so that they had to get to England and pass the required two-week observation on the spot.
Before the press got the details of the plan, which will be discussed today. In addition to them the leadership of the Premier League will discuss the use of tests for coronavirus. It is expected that players will be obliged to undergo testing twice a week, which means that it will take about 26 thousand sets of tests that will cost the League in 4 million pounds.
Some doctors have expressed fears that the League will not be able so quickly to develop the necessary mechanism for carrying out tests that are able to neutralize the whole idea.
An important issue is the venue of the matches. Probably, it will go on holding games at neutral facilities that will minimize contact with outsiders and reduce some of the costs of the League and clubs. However, not all clubs are happy with this situation. Besides, there is a serious question of a possible accumulation of fans outside the club database, which can lead to problems of mass infection among the population.
Earlier it was reported that in the EPL can allow 5 substitutions to help the teams to finish the season and to reduce the potential injury rate among football players. There is also an idea to close players at club bases to minimize their contacts with the outside world, but it does not find wide support among the players themselves, and therefore can be a problem.
It is also noted that will seriously consider the conduct of the whole of the next season in an empty stadium. This will allow football to stay afloat, maintaining a financial relationship with teletranslation. The return of the fans in the stands, is expected to become available until the invention of an effective vaccine against the coronavirus.