MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League has been told by government experts that coronavirus restrictions could endure for at least a year across English football, with players allowed to resume only non-contact training from Tuesday.
England’s top division has been studying how the Bundesliga was able to resume competition at the weekend while being realistic about missing its aspiration of getting back underway by June 12.
”We have to be flexible about it,” Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said in a media call Monday. ”The Germans are a couple of steps ahead of us obviously and we can learn from them and watch them and take confidence from their success.”
Team executives will hold talks next Tuesday to discuss protocols for allowing players to take part in contact training, but it is dependent on government approval and there being no new spike in COVID-19 cases after an easing