Coronavirus —

The matches could be resumed in mid-June with closed-door matches and respecting the club’s hometown.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said the competition will respect the decision of players who do not want to attend training with his club for fear of contracting Covid-19.

“We have done everything we can to re-train in the safest way. We believe that it is safe to train, but also we have to respect the decision of the players who don’t want to do it“He said in an interview with a London television station.

The 20 Premier League clubs have been able to train in small groups of players since last Tuesday, under strict security protocol. However, hThere are cases like that of Frenchman N’Golo Kanté, world champion in 2018, who asked Chelsea to work at home during the Coronavirus crisis.

Even in the presence of these exceptional issues, Masters expressed confidence that the competition, suspended since mid-March, can be resumed in mid-June with meetings behind closed doors and respecting the locality of the clubs, who have asked not to play on neutral fields.

“That the teams are already training in small groups is the first step to revive the competition, although the definitive cut or suspension of the season cannot be completely ruled out,” he said. (Ntx)