English Premier League Won’t Return to Action Until April 30th, at Earliest

Sadio Mane of Liverpool during Liverpool v Chelsea game in April 2019. Photo by Magi Haroun/REX/Shutterstock (10202829t)

The English Premier League called for a temporary suspension of the competition before the beginning of last week’s slate due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus.

Now, league leaders and club representatives have spoken and decided that the competition won’t be back until April 30th, at the very earliest.

Teams engaged in a conference call on Thursday morning to discuss the league’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, which has forced the postponement and cancellation of sports leagues around the world.

While no date was originally given when the league decided to suspend its competition a week ago, we now know that it will take at least until the end of next month for things to get going again.

At the present time, it’s unknown if the games will have to be played behind closed doors, or if fans will be allowed into the grounds to see the matches.

What does appear to be clear is that the Premier League is determined to finish the 2019-20 season. Liverpool currently holds a huge lead in the competition and will eventually win the title, however, there is plenty still left up for grabs in terms of Champions League and Europa League spots.

For now, fans will have to wait for one of the world’s most popular leagues to resume once again.