Premier League chief reveals what could make the league season be cancelled

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The Premier League has been making plans to resume in June and wrap up the season by July.

‘Project Restart’ has been set-up to help formulate plans to complete the season, with many plans put in place to ensure the safety of the players and make sure that the coronavirus doesn’t spread in the process.

The club’s medical teams are skeptical of the success of the Project Restart, with up to 60,000 Covid-19 tests for players and staff before matches can go ahead.

In the proposed plan, neutral stadiums are expected to be used for the games, but some clubs are opposed to the idea because they believe it would question the ‘integrity’ of the competition.

About 6 of the 20 clubs are not in support of the neutral ground, and League Managers Association boss Richard Bevan admits the top flight season could be cancelled if clubs don’t agree to resume games at neutral venues.

When asked if a vote against neutral venues would lead to the season’s cancellation, Bevan said: “Yes, I think that probably is correct.

“The government, if they haven’t already, will be making it clear that home matches with densely populated stadia, really puts into question whether social distancing rules can be adhered to.”

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