Premier League makes huge amendment on the substitution rule present in the league, the league will be resumed on 17th June.
The Premier League has made a change to the number of substitutions can be made in a single game by a particular team. The move comes before the restart of the Premier League.
The Premier League announced this on its official website, “Premier League Shareholders today agreed temporary changes to the rules relating to substitute players,’
“For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players. This is in line with the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board last month,”
“Shareholders also approved for Clubs to increase the maximum number of substitute players on the bench from seven to nine for the rest of the 2019/20 season.”
This rule has been made in consideration of players’ well being, as all the leagues are looking forward to ending the season in a small window, and so many weeks of inactivity also took a toll on players.
Even Bundesliga adopted this policy before resuming its game left this season. The Premier League has also decided to go on the same lines and are reportedly set to return on 17th June.
All the games are set to be played behind the closed doors and the league officials are looking to complete the remaining season within 6 weeks.
The Premier League clubs recently started its contact training after all the clubs unanimously agreed. The fear of Coronavirus is still not over and the cases are very much prevalent in England with good numbers.
On Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur announced a COVID-19 positive patient from its staff after the 5th round of the testing.