Premier League suspended until at least 3rd April
By Ric Turner, Fri 13 March 2020 12:29
Top flight English football on hold as a result of coronavirus pandemic
Following a meeting of Premier League executives today, all elite football in England has been postponed until at least 3rd April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
It follows the revelation overnight that Mikel Arteta, manager of Arsenal, and Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for the virus, whilst a number of Premier League teams had taken the decision to self-quarantine players and staff.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.
Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.
In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.”