Premier League teams commit to finishing season ahead of final vote

The Premier League clubs clarified some of the terms for ‘Project Restart’ in a four-hour video conference on Friday, that will likely be to put to a vote next week in order to finally get football going. The possibility of neutral grounds was one of the most debated topics, with some clubs still having reservations. The decision to end the Ligue 1 season was discussed, especially given stories that the French sports ministry will seek to lobby the other major European countries to do similar. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now That only brought a renewed commitment to finishing this campaign, and avoiding similar measures, as the latest UK government guidelines were discussed. The Independent understands that it was made clear to the clubs that the conditions that are making football difficult now are likely to remain difficult for a considerable period of time, with the reasons for not continuing the 2019/20 season hardly likely to change anytime soon. If a June restart proposal was rejected, for example, then it would make little sense to resume the season in August, in the continued absence of a vaccine being both discovered and mass produced.

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