Premier League meets to structure the remaining season on Thursday through a conference call. They will be meeting to find a way or plan to complete the season due to the disruption of the coronavirus.
Most top fixtures are been suspended initially until April 4th. That’s while Premier league meets to structure the remaining season calendar. While looking at the possibilities to extend the lay-off, the decision of UEFA has given more room for adjustment. The UEFA decision is to move the Euro 2020 finals or 12 months.
However, £50m short-term relief package has been released to help lower league clubs that are struggling, during the time of shut-down, announced by the EFL. This was a motion brought by the ‘Hearts’ Scottish Premiership club. They announced their request to staff in taking a 50% pay cut.
Hearts Owner Anne Budge made a statement in the club’s official site, saying:
“In order of trying to avoid staff dismissal and to protect many jobs as we can, I am making a proposal to establish a reduction in salary of the whole club.
“With the uncertainty of the condition at hand, we can not say how long we will hold to this current implementation”.
However, the Football Association’s medical team have given advice and reassuring to the England Women’s player. They advised them after the self-isolation of two members of the team which traveled to the United States earlier this month to the SheBelieves Club.
The two people made contact with the president of the Japan Football Association, Kozo Tashima, he has been tested positive for coronavirus. They are now placed in isolation.
However, so far every member of Phil Neville’s team, the coaching team, and even the support staff have shown any symptoms of the virus.
Statement from the FA saying: “We are sure and confident no coaching staff or team player made a direct contact anytime with the JFA president during the competition.
“Moreover, he made contact with two FA staff members who are being isolated currently. They will follow public health guidance and be in self-isolation for 14 days.
“Our top priority is the safety and health of all staff members and team players. Today our medical team has called up those involved in the competition to advise and reassure them.
“Presently, there is nobody connected with the England Women’s senior team that has shown any signs of the coronavirus.
Digressing from football, The World Athletics Chief Lord Coe admitted how athletes from some countries have been affected. They are at the disadvantage this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The restriction which is affecting their training time has been the major reason.
Coe, who claims it would be wrong to think of anything of stopping the games. From starting from 24 July as initially planned, Told the Times. “We won’t like athletes coming for the competition on stream and haven’t trained for 2 months. While some others would be back in the mainstream coming through it slightly earlier.
“Major countries are going to be handling the situation closer to Tokyo.
ATP and WTA Tours are both suspended in the Tennis program, affecting the entire Tennis Spring Clay-Court season.
However, In a combined statement where the suspension and postponement of all competition until 7 June is announced. They requested to combine effort unitedly to work on a resumption. This was decided after the French Open is been moved by the French Tennis Federation to September.
It Said: “We have to act in unison now, not acting one-sidely. All matters and decisions concerning the measure of coronavirus need to be handled with consultations and review with the game’s stakeholders. To be shared by ATP, WTA, ITF, AELTC, Tennis Australia and USTA”.