(English Football League) Provisional restart on June 20

Sports | 1 Jun 2020 1:42 pm

The English Football League says the second-tier Championship is set to resume on June 20.

The Premier League announced Thursday that play is due to return on June 17 following the coronavirus suspension that began mid-March.

The EFL followed suit on Sunday evening, announcing that the Championship is set to restart around the same time.

In a statement, the EFL says: “Following Saturday’s announcement by the government to allow elite sporting events to return behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend of 20 June 2020 for matches in the Sky Bet Championship.”

The date was “subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance is met; and that clubs receive clearance from their local authorities in order to stage matches at their home grounds.”

The aim is to end the season with the Championship playoff final “on or around 30 July” with details of games still to be confirmed.

Leeds and West Bromwich Albion currently sit in the automatic promotion spots.-AP


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