EFL issue fresh update over season conclusion as Leeds United await next move in Premier League push

Leeds United have seen their season suspended until April 30

Friday, 27th March 2020, 6:22 pm
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 6:32 pm
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The EFL along with the Premier League and PFA have issued a fresh statement amid the current coronavirus suspension.

Domestic football has been halted across England indefinitely following the ongoing global crisis.

An initial date of April 30 has been set for a resumption after the hiatus, but the governing bodies now say that the game will only carry on once it is safe to do so.

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A statement read: "The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.

"The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.

"The leagues will not recommence until 30 April at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.

"Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their Clubs, players, staff and fans."