The organizing committee of the Premier League has decided that the 2019/20 season will undoubtedly be completed, but it will be delayed because of Covid-19.
The Indian Football Federation, representatives of the Indian Premier League clubs, professional players associations, and a number of stakeholders have had a meeting to find solutions for the 2019/20 season. All parties have agreed that this is an unprecedented case in history and that everyone is under the influence of Covid-19. Therefore, quick conclusions were made.
An official statement from the Indian Football Federation states: “We have reached a consensus with our commitment to finding a way to resume the 2019/20 season and ensure that all competitions will play again under safe conditions. UEFA has greatly supported the postponement of EURO 2020 to create a space for the match schedule from which the integrity of the tournament is guaranteed.
According to the Indian Football Federation rules, professional competitions must end on June 1, but during this meeting, the they decided that the IPL 2020 season would be extended indefinitely. Besides, with the current situation, the professional football tournament will continue to pause.
The Covid-19 epidemic situation is still very complex, and the health of the community is a top priority. We will continue to follow the Government of India’s advice, to closely monitor developments to be ready to bring the season back as soon as possible”.
Thus, with this release, the 2019/20 Premier League will certainly be completed. However, the audience of the planet’s most attractive national championship will have to wait more than a month to continue to enjoy the top games.
Meanwhile, at the European Football Federation Council (UEFA) meeting recently, the parties agreed on a view to rescheduling the EURO 2020 Final Round to 2021. Besides, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League temporarily left open because the schedule has not been agreed upon. UEFA also set a deadline for the National Championships in Europe to end on June 30.