UEFA wants Premier League and other major European leagues to make a return plan by May 25, same for the cancelling league season.
UEFA has instructed all the European leagues to inform governing body UEFA of their plans to restart their domestic competitions by May 25. Moreover also has asked the same for cancelling the league season.
In a letter to the 55 federations in UEFA, president Aleksander Ceferin wrote that any league cancelling its season would need to produce a list of teams that have qualified for European club competitions, also by May 25.
“National Associations and/or Leagues should be in a position to communicate to UEFA by 25 May 2020 the planned restart of their domestic competitions including the date of restart and the relevant competition format,” Ceferin wrote.
“In the event that a domestic competition is to be prematurely terminated for legitimate reasons… UEFA would require the National Association to explain by 25 May 2020 the special circumstances justifying such premature termination and to select clubs for the UEFA club competitions 2020/21 on the basis of sporting merit in the 2019/20 domestic competitions,” he added.
The sport has been facing suspension since March because of the rapid widespread of the virus in Europe. It also compelled the governing body to postpone the Euro 2020 to next year.
UEFA has made it clear that it wants its member associations to complete their domestic seasons rather than abandon them. It also hopes to finish the Champions League and Europa League competitions.
Meanwhile, the KNVB has already decided to void Eredivisie’s season, and on the other hand, certain reports are circulating that Ligue 1 will also be soon be called void.
Whereas Bundesliga is hopeful of resuming the league this month behind closed doors, there are no decisions made by the Premier League over when to start their competition.