The Telegraph’s Matt Law has an exclusive report claiming that UEFA wants all domestic leagues in Europe to conclude their seasons by the end of June.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) March 17, 2020
They also want both the Champions League and Europa League competitions completed by the same date. According to the report, they will announce this after their meetings today.
It is also expected that UEFA will move the European Championships will be moved to next summer. The hope was that would allow time for domestic leagues to be completed this summer.
However, this pending announcement by UEFA will remove that as an option. With the coronavirus not expected to peak in the UK for another 10 to 14 weeks, the likelihood that the Premier League will be able to complete the season by the end of June deadline is minimal.
The Premier League has a second meeting on Thursday to discuss options. We just see no way that the league will resume in the first week of April as currently planned.
Telegraph Journalist Luke Edwards has tweeted the following response to his colleague’s article.
This season is done and the sooner people get their heads round that decide what that means the better it will be in the long run. You will not be able to squeeze it in somewhere before starting the next one https://t.co/gCRWuOUgiC
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) March 17, 2020
It’s looking more and more likely that the remainder of this Premier League season will have to be canceled. The league have some very tough decisions to make on Thursday and in the coming weeks.