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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League has confirmed it will immediately donate £20million to the NHS.
The Premier League released a statement, thus: “In the face of substantial and continuing losses for the 2019-20 season since the suspension of matches began, and to protect employment throughout the professional game, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to consult their players regarding a combination of conditional reductions and deferrals amounting to 30% of total annual remuneration.
“This guidance will be kept under constant review as circumstances change. The league will be in regular contact with the PFA and the union will join a meeting which will be held tomorrow between the league, players and club representatives.
“In consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Premier League is immediately committing £20 million to support the NHS, communities, families and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This includes a direct financial contribution to the NHS and funds to enable clubs to refocus their efforts and develop significant outreach programmes to help communities, including those most in need.”
The Premier League is definitely the richest league in the world, and this is a bold move by the football league.
The league also confirmed an immediate advance of £125million to the EFL and the National League to aid struggling clubs.
Also, clubs have unanimously agreed to consult with their players concerning a 30% wage deferral to assist with the payment of non-playing staff during this period.