Premier League pushed back indefinitely, clubs to discuss pay cut of 30%
The Premier League has pushed back its restart date and says play will not resume at the beginning of May.
The league had given a return date of April 30 amid the coronavirus outbreak but now says the season “will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”
Premier League clubs also agreed:
– Financial sum to support the NHS, communities, families and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic
– Advance funds to support @EFL & National League sides
– Player wage consultation
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 3, 2020
It says there remained a “combined objective” for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played to maintain the integrity of each competition.
The league also says it has consulted players over a pay deduction or deferral of 30%.
It also voted to advance funds of £125 million to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League.