The Premier League could come back in plans to start up the season again with special measures in place during the coronavirus pandemic.
Proposals are in place to be discussed in a conference call, which would then need approval from the British government, public health bodies and the PFA.
According to the Daily Mail, the plans are being seen as the best way to handle the financial losses and ‘potential legal threats’ which have come about as a result of the coronavirus cancellations.
The Premier League reportedly sees a best case scenario of the season resuming in May, as broadcasters have a deal worth £3 billion in place which will expire on July 31.
In other words, the cut-off to complete the current season is July 16, and Sky Sports, BT Sport and international rights holders could ask for rebates worth hundreds of millions.
The Premier League is under pressure to provide a plan as soon as possible due to these broadcasters losing subscribers ‘at a rapid rate’, the Daily Mail reports.
The government in the UK is reportedly ‘eager’ for football to return, as long as it doesn’t become a public risk or drain on resources.
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