World football governing body FIFA released a regulatory document published on its website.
FIFA recommendations and guidelines are to address some of the critical issues owing to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted sports activities all over the world.
with regards to players contract, salaries, transfer window and other issues.
On players contracts
“Expiring player contracts usually end when the season ends, with a termination date that coincides with the end of the season. With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would.
“Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end. This should be in line with the original intention of the parties when the contract was signed and should also preserve sporting integrity and stability.
“A similar principle applies to contracts due to begin when the new season starts, meaning the entry into force of such contracts is delayed until the next season actually does start.
On Transfer Window
With regard to transfer windows, again, it is necessary to adjust the normal regulatory position to the new factual circumstances. Accordingly, FIFA will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season
At the same time, FIFA will try to ensure, where possible, an overall level of coordination and will also bear in mind the need to protect the regularity, integrity and proper functioning of competitions, so that the sporting results of any competition are not unfairly disrupted.
Following the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 at all levels of football, FIFA has worked on a series of recommendations & guidelines to address some key practical issues re: player contracts & the transfer system.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 7, 2020