Leicester are confident their final three Premier League home games will go ahead despite the city’s local lockdown.
The Premier League’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement “does not set any particular precedent”, according to its chief executive Richard Masters, who warned players and managers will still face punishment for making unapproved political gestures.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters faced questions from MPs on the delays surrounding the Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle and admitted: “Sometimes things get complicated.”
The Premier League is waiting to hear whether Leicester will be able to play at home this weekend or for the foreseeable future after the city was placed under tougher restrictions due to a spike in coronavirus cases.
The Premier League is waiting to hear whether the localised lockdown in Leicester will force the club to postpone home games or play at a neutral venue.
The Premier League has not sought to take out pandemic insurance in the event of a fresh public health emergency wreaking further havoc on future seasons.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is excited to see the competition finally restart but admits football will not be “back with a capital B” until fans are able to return to stadiums.
Sports minister Nigel Huddleston has warned that the prospect of staging Premier League games at neutral venues would be back on the agenda if fans ignore pleas to remain away from grounds as football resumes this week.
Premier League clubs are prepared to be “guinea pigs” in any phased reopening of stadiums, the competition’s chief executive has said.
England players Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lucy Bronze are among a host of stars to appear in a video campaign calling for change as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling says “now is the time to act” against racism.
The Premier League is targeting a June 17 return, with all 92 matches remaining in the 2019-20 season set to be televised in a feast of football.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says it is “too early” to contemplate Premier League football happening in the capital.
The Premier League must “stay close” to emerging data of a possible heightened risk among black and other ethnic minority individuals who contract coronavirus, its chief executive Richard Masters said.
No Premier League club has raised the idea of scrapping relegation if the season is played out, its chief executive Richard Masters has said.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says curtailing the 2019-20 season was discussed by top-flight clubs for the first time at Monday’s shareholders’ meeting.