Leeds United and coronavirus - EFL confirms outcome of today's season-defining vote
At today's extraordinary general meeting, clubs considered proposals from Barnsley and Tranmere Rovers, alongside amendments to an EFL board proposal, put forward by Lincoln City, Stevenage and Ipswich Town.
After a vote by the 71 clubs, a majority of all clubs and a majority in the Championship, voted to adopt the EFL board's proposals into the regulations.
It means that in the event the Championship, League One or League Two are not completed, final tables will be determined on unweighted points per game.
Promotion and relegation will be retained and play-offs, involving four teams, will be played in all circumstances.
The Championship is to resume on June 20, with Leeds United in action at Cardiff City behind closed doors a day later, but Leagues One and Two will meet by division later today and vote on whether or not to continue their 2019/20 campaigns or opt to curtail.
EFL chairman Rick Parry said: “Whilst it has always remained the board’s position to play the remainder of the season where possible, the decision reached at today’s meeting follows a full and considered consultation period with our member clubs. The board has endeavoured to listen to all views and alternative approaches but understands that the decisions taken will not be met with universal satisfaction from all clubs.
“Today’s outcome ensures that the League and its clubs remains as faithful as possible to the previously agreed regulations and that there is consistency in the approach adopted across the EFL in all divisions if required.
“It is clear that the challenges facing the League from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented and I thank the contribution of EFL Clubs in making this important determination.”