Premier League to resume with midweek fixtures on June 17

Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive

Premier League confirms four new positive Covid-19 cases

Clubs are still discussing the idea at a meeting on Thursday, but it is understood all have agreed in principle at this stage.

After the opening two matches there will be another game on Friday 19th June, kicking off the first full round of fixtures across the whole weekend. As it stands, Sky and BT Sport have the rights to 47 games with the remaining 47 games expected to be shared between the Comcast-backed pay broadcaster, BT as well as Amazon and the BBC.

The latest meeting covered a range of subjects, including the fixture list and match venues, with a debate about playing games at neutral grounds yet to be resolved.

'Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place.

"But this date can not be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority". There have been 12 positive tests across the Premier League, including the four that were announced on Wednesday.

"Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums".

Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive
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It's previously been widely reported that the Premier League intends to begin the 2020-21 season in September.

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The report also outlines that Premier League chiefs want the season to be concluded by the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, with the FA Cup final taking place the following Saturday.

Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to resume contact training as four more individuals from three sides have tested positive for coronavirus.

Liverpool and other clubs returned to training last week with strict protocols in place, including training only in small groups, but Henderson said the measures are "amazing" and made the players feel "safe".

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