Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Premier League Will Not Provide Remissions for Clubs Affected by the Corona Pandemic
DBasia.news – The 2020-2021 Premier League season will start from September 12. The operator of the highest caste competition in British football is determined to finish the league on time even though the coronavirus pandemic is not over.
The success of Project Restart, which was launched to continue the 2019-2020 season during the pandemic, has become a reference for the Premier League. They certainly understand better how to handle obstacles in this abnormal situation.
Reporting from the Daily Mail, the Premier League will not provide dispensation to clubs whose squads are affected by the corona virus. That means, a team cannot request a schedule delay if some of its players are infected with the virus.
Postponement can only be done if there are fewer than 14 players owned by a club. Each club will also be asked to maximize players from the U-21 team to make up for the lack of players.
However, the Premier League has yet to make a decision regarding penalties for violating these regulations. Normally, clubs that refuse to compete are declared defeated by W.O (walkout).
This of course can be another challenge for big clubs with ambition to win the title. It is not impossible that the plans they have compiled fell apart because a number of key players are infected with the Coronavirus.
The Premier League has collected the results of the corona virus test for all members of the 20 participating clubs. About 14 players from 12 clubs have tested positive after the holiday.
This number could have increased as most of the players are currently serving national duties in the UEFA Nations League. This is certainly not ideal as the competition will start in less than a week.
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