The third step in the plan to bring the Premier League back went smoothly when Secretary Oliver Dowden agreed to allow the tournament to take place if safety conditions were met. However, clubs are about to lose a large sum of money.
Premier League 2019-2020
The roadmap to bring the Premier League back after the Covid-19 outbreak is taking place very smoothly. After the first two steps of the meeting and negotiation with the players, the third step in the plan to restart the tournament is to submit the solution to the British Government.
Britain’s sports minister, Oliver Dowden
Sports Minister of England Oliver Dowden has confirmed that the Government is wholeheartedly supporting the Premier League but with the condition to ensure the safety of players and the community. “Today, the meeting for the process of resuming the Premier League has gone extremely smoothly. We have reached a high consensus that the health of our players, coaches and staff is paramount.
The British government fully supports the plan to bring professional football back in June. The current job depends entirely on the football federation when they have to come up with a detailed plan. ” With this statement, the Premier League has been clean and in danger of being canceled and all is waiting for the fixed date to be announced after the meeting on the following Monday (May 18).
However, even if the remaining 92 matches are completed, the Premier League clubs still receive a very sad news. Mirror newspaper reported that the teams will have to pay back about 340 million pounds of TV royalties due to the game not going as planned.
Premier League back, the teams still lost a large amount of money
In addition, teams have to face up to £ 750,000 to increase protection for matches that are not in the audience. This force will have to gather outside the stadium to ensure fans do not gather too crowded and too close.
Currently, the Premier League organizers are considering abandoning the neutral ground due to many objections from many clubs. Thus, the Premier League teams will have to spend “quite” before dreaming of the amount of 742 million pounds – TV royalties of the remaining 92 matches.
Even so, the teams are still optimistic and look forward to the return. CEO Paul Barber hopes the fans will understand the situation and adhere to the principle of isolation. In addition, he also called for police assistance to stabilize security and be ready to suppress opponents who intentionally “break through” damaging the competition plan.
According to new information published by the British press, MU will likely play the opening match when the Premier League returns on June 19.