The English Premier League (EPL) was suspended until April 4, 2020, after the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement from organizers on Friday.
According to the statement made by the EPL organizers, the move followed a meeting of Premier League shareholders on Friday, revealing that games will return if conditions are right.
“After a shareholders’ meeting today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on April 4, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time,” added the statement.
He also wished Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, who were positive for the virus, quick recoveries.
“Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi and everyone else affected by COVID-19 a speedy recovery,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.
This ensured the Premier League’s commitment to the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and other stakeholders.
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, government, FA and EFL and we can guarantee the health and well-being of players, employees and fans as our priority,” said the statement.
In addition, organizers said the suspended matches will be played “when it is safe to do so”.