Following a meeting held between all the 20 English premier league clubs. Financial relief measures were discussed which includes asking footballers to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic.
English Premier League had previously agreed to resume May 30, but have suspended resumption date indefinitely “will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so, ” and only with the full support of government and when Medical guidance permits.
League leaders, Liverpool are 25 points ahead of the second-place team In the table needing only two matches to win their first league title in 30 years.
“There is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.” The league said.
UEFA, in a letter signed by the European Club Association and the European Leagues, has urged members not to abandon their competitions. Halting leagues without notice from UEFA could see teams in league lose their spot in Champions League and Europa League as they are determined based on final positions in the domestic league standing.
The league in a statement said clubs have agreed to consult players over wage deduction
“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 per cent of total annual remuneration.
“This guidance will be kept under constant review as circumstances change.
“The adding there would be a meeting on Saturday between the players’ union, the league, players, and club representatives.
Meetings were held separately on Friday between captains of the Premier League clubs over the creation of a fund to raise money for Britain’s National Health Service, its staff, and individuals who are vulnerable in communities.
In another financial commitment, the league voted to advance funds of £125m to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League, many of which are struggling to cope with the financial consequences of the suspension of matches.
That sum which takes in solidarity payments, so-called “parachute payments” to teams relegated from the Premier League, and academy grants, is usually paid to teams in August.
There was an appeal from the Premier League and clubs to continue to promote important public health messaging throughout this crisis.
The EFL and WLF were also suspended indefinitely.